Raleigh family gets new home for holidays

Habitat for Humanity is giving a woman and her two children an actual home for the holidays.
December 19, 2013 4:51:40 AM PST
The phrase "home for the holidays" has taken on a whole new meaning for one Raleigh family.

Habitat for Humanity gave Sabrina Davis and her two children an actual home for the holidays. That new home, which is located on Werribee Drive, even came complete with a Christmas tree.

"Habitat Wake" helped make the family's dreams a reality with several community partners including ABC11.

Davis has a teenage son who actually helped build the home right alongside his mother. She also has a 7-year-old daughter.

"I learned a lot. I learned how to paint," said Davis. "I learned how to do siding. I learned a lot, so I am my own handy woman!"

The family had been living in a two-bedroom apartment and the two children had to share a room. Now, they look forward to having their own rooms and a beautiful new home just in time for Christmas.

"With the age difference, it was always a fighting struggle with those two, but they love each other so much," said Davis.

"I'm excited about getting to have a new house and my new room," said Joyous Davis.

Those with Habitat for Humanity who worked on the house say it couldn't have gone to a more deserving family and woman. They say Davis works hard as a certified nurse assistant, and has never been able to own a home until now.

"The family is going to come together and they're going to have a nice housewarming for her," said Monique Delage with Habitat for Humanity Wake County. "She's planning on having Christmas in her home and it's the first time that she's had that in her home or something as special as that."

The Christmas tree inside the home was put there as a special request from Davis' daughter.

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