One very lucky area family has a brand new place to call home thanks to habitat for humanity and two area businesses.

Panama City Toyota donated over 60 thousand dollars for the building of the house.  The metal roof was paid in full by Publix Charities.  The family put in over eight hundred hours of build time to qualify for this habitat home.  That’s three hundred more hours than it takes to qualify.  After blessings were said over the home, the keys were handed over to a very happy and very lucky family.

Habitat for Humanity Project Manager, Vickie Johnson said, “It’s a hand up, not a hand out.  You know what I’m saying, you’re helping people that think they can’t achieve something and they’re actually able to work through that and achieve a goal that they thought wasn’t possible for them for whatever reasons.”

If you or someone you know is thinking about applying for a Habitat Home and aren’t sure where to start, click here and you’ll be taken right to the Habitat for Humanity requirements and application page.