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Habitat For Humanity makes mom first-time homeowner


Owning a home is a big step in any person's life and one Decatur mom had the joy of becoming a first-time homeowner Sunday. Habitat For Humanity held the dedication ceremony.

"I've always wanted a home," Wright said. "I've always wanted something to call my own for me and my family."

Thanks to Habitat For Humanity, Wright now has a place in the Meadowland subdivision that she can call her own.

"That's what were all about," said Former Habitat For Humanity Board President George Batson. "This is affordable housing for people that need a house."

Wright put in 300 volunteer hours to make her eligible to receive the house.

"She got her boss to change her work schedule so she could put in more hours," Batson explained.

And with that work done, the fun has just begun.

"Oh, I love decorating," Wright said with a smile. "I like to decorate."

Wright has already decorated the bathrooms.

"My favorite part I would say is the bathroom," Wright's daughter Destaney said with a laugh. "I really love it a lot. I do."

Wright also in love and feels like she's in a dream.

"It doesn't seem real," she said.

But the four bedroom two bathroom home is real. And it's Wright's.

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