Bautista shares another beautiful story about giving the keys to the
Cortez-Hernandez family, which includes six daughters who were determined to
give their mother the home she has always dreamed of owning.
Maria Hernandez had to be both a mother
and a father to her six girls as they were growing up. The girls are forever
thankful for their mother who has always worked so hard to provide them with
all of life’s necessities and partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) was their chance to thank her for all she has done. Two of Maria’s daughters, Maricela and Lucia,
decided to partner with HFH GLA to purchase the home.
Together, they have contributed more than 250 hours of sweat equity
, renovating the Lynwood home for their mother.
When I first showed them the house, all of the girls immediately agreed that their mother should have the master bedroom. They said she deserved it for being the best mother. The girls stood by with eagerness when
I handed Maria the keys and we all watched as she open the door to her new home.
In the midst of all the joy and
celebration, Maria had to leave to be with one of her daughters who was in
labor and whose husband is currently deployed. Maricela and Lucia promised
Maria that when she returned, the house would be completely decorated for
We are so grateful to partner with
families like the Cortez-Hernandez’ and wish them continued joy and health in
their beautiful new home.
Congratulations on your new grandbaby, Maria!
If you are interested in homeownership
with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, please visit our website
to learn more.
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