Habitat For Humanity

Story by WVUA 23’s Libbi Farrow.

Friday morning was the grand reveal of Gloria Burns’ new Habitat for Humanity home.

“I just want to say thank you, mission is complete,” Burns said.

The organization was able to build her home in just one short week with lots of help from many volunteers. Hillcrest Junior ROTC students were there to volunteer with the building process.

“I think it is very interesting to see all the different people come together and do something special for someone who served and did so much for our country,” said David Doyle, a Hillcrest Junior ROTC student.

Cheryl Morrow, the assistant principal of Hillcrest High School, said she is so thrilled students volunteered to help their community.

“Students need to be in touch with becoming better citizens and in the month of October we had a month of service so all of our students had the opportunity to work with their enrichment teacher to come up with a service project,”Morrow said. “It tied in quite nicely with all the efforts the habitat of humanity does.”

Gloria Burns is a U.S. Military Veteran who has volunteered building homes for others through Habitat for Humanity in the past.

“It’s amazing, I didn’t know that when I put on the application that I was a veteran that it would go this far for the showed love and respect that I was a veteran. It’s just amazing,” said Burns.

Burns will be living in her new home along with her grandchildren as her daughter follows in her footsteps by serving in the national guard.

Gloria is kindly reminded of her journey with a handmade wooden bird made out of debris from the 2011 tornado that got her where she is today.

This week has been filled with many emotions as Gloria moves into her new home and hopes to make many new memories with her family.

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