Written by: Mark Rummel
North Texas Giving Day is back this year on September 19th. We are spotlighting one of the more than 3,000 nonprofits participating this year, Trinity Habitat for Humanity. Read more about the impact of the event below.
Trinity Habitat for Humanity is continuing their One Day, One Home tradition for North Texas Giving Day this year. They’ve set a BOLD goal for September 19 - fund Esther and Valeria Becerra’s entire Habitat home in a single day!
In 2017, the community came together on North Texas Giving Day and funded Rachel Williams and her grandchildren’s Habitat home in one day! Then last year, everyone did it again in support of Khadijah and her boys! Now, with your help, Trinity Habitat is going to do it yet again! With your gift, which will be DOUBLED on Sept. 19, Trinity Habitat will be able to build Esther and Valeria’s quality, affordable Habitat home this year!
Esther, a single mom, has found with rising housing costs, working hard has not been enough to afford a stable, quality home. She and her 8-year-old daughter, Valeria, share a bedroom in a small apartment. Living there for eight years, Esther has never felt safe. But with your support, Esther will finally be able to provide Valeria with a safe, stable home.
Esther understands the value of homeownership and is committed to building a better life for her daughter! When she was approved to purchase a Habitat home, Esther got right to work investing her 250 sweat equity hours - what Habitat requires in place of a down payment. One of her favorite ways to earn her hours has been helping build other Habitat families’ homes. She feels good helping others and has been able to meet and work alongside some of her future neighbors.
Valeria is a bubbly 8-year-old full of life. She could not be more excited about having her own room and a backyard! She plans to paint her room her favorite color, light pink, and decorate it with her favorite princess, Moana.
Having an affordable mortgage is what Esther is excited about. She will have a quality, stable home in a safe neighborhood at a price she can afford. In addition to being able to afford the basic necessities for herself and Valeria, Esther will also be able to start saving for something very important to her, Valeria’s education. And, because Esther’s mortgage payment has no-interest, she will begin building up equity in her home very quickly. This will help provide long-term financial stability for her family.
Learn more and be a part of getting Esther and Valeria into their new Habitat home at TrinityHabitat.org/OneDay. Follow Trinity Habitat’s progress towards their BOLD goal on Sept. 19 at Facebook.com/TrinityHabitat.