The home went to Chelsea Burglund, a single mother with two young children. Burglund has been working with Habitat for Humanity for the past two years.
After months of volunteering and taking classes, it was a celebration Saturday, as she was handed the keys to her first home.
“It was an awesome time,” says Burglund. “It’s so great to see all of the people that help out and made this dream come true for us.”
The Eugene-Springfield Habitat for Humanity was established 23 years ago. They say it’s the families they help that keep them going.
“We love the houses we build and how well we build them, but more importantly, it’s the people who we serve,” says Don Griffin, the Executive Director of the Eugene-Springfield Habitat for Humanity. “[It’s] the families in need in our community and how this can transform their lives.”
With the help of several community partners, they’ve helped provide 50 homes for people in the community who are in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing.