New Horizons Habitat for Humanity expands

New Horizons Habitat for Humanity expands
New Horizons Habitat for Humanity has expanded to Terrell County so they can reach more low-income families become homeowners. (Source: WALB)

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - New Horizons Habitat for Humanity has expanded to Terrell County so they can reach more low-income families become homeowners.

At the ribbon cutting Wednesday, Executive Director Lori Gadson said they're ready to serve the community.

"Our goal is to have our homeowners proud of their accomplishments and not only to purchase a home but to maintain and sustain a home," she said.

They've already started renovating a home donated by Dawson City Manager Barney Parnacott.

It will be dedicated to a family in need, who will receive an interest-free loan.

"It's about making a dream come true, but it's not easy," Gadson also said.

Families who move into habitat for humanity homes put in 300 sweat equity hours including educational courses and helping fix up the home as well.

They also recruit volunteers across the area to help renovate the homes.

They already have a second home they will work on in the future that was donated by Dawson mayor Robert Albritten.

If you're in need of a home click here for information about the application process.

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