It's four days until our annual Power Women, Power Tools event! We can't wait and what makes the building experience even better is learning about the families whose homes we'll be building. Yesterday we met the Aguilar and Ayala families and today meet the Carrazco and Heads families!
The Power Women will also get to hear more about Janet Head's journey to homeownership on Saturday when she speaks!
The Carrazco Family
Jesus, Alma and their son, Angel, live in an overcrowded one-bedroom, one-bathroom home. Their other two children, Sheila and Enrique, only live with them part-time due to limited space and substandard living conditions. Jesus is a machinist and Alma is proud mom. Sheila is attending college to become a preschool teacher. Enrique is on the wrestling team at his high school and is a good student. Angel loves singing, the guitar and soccer.
Owning a home means that Sheila and Enrique will be able to join the family full-time. Jesus has said that the process of becoming a homeowner has been life changing and that he considers all of the volunteers, other partner families and crew leaders, his brothers and sisters. He has also pledged to work on other Habitat for Humanity homes after they have completed their 500 hours of sweat equity – just to pay it forward.
The Heads Family
For many years Janet Heads and her two sons have lived in a small one-bedroom apartment, in a crime-ridden building.
Janet works two jobs within the LA Unified School District and always puts family first. She plans and organizes the family’s social events and participates as a “team Mom” with Alexander at school. Alexander is artistic and enjoys reading when he isn’t skateboarding at the local skateboard park. He adores his little brother Donoven, who is busy learning his ABC’s and 123’s.
At this point in her life, there is nothing that makes her happier than being able to provide a home for her two boys. She and the boys can’t wait to move into a safe, place where all they have to worry about is being together.
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