Sylvia Bautista shares another beautiful story about giving keys to a deserving family in the City of South Gate just a few days before Thanksgiving.
I had the pleasure of
giving Patricia Ybarra the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity home in South Gate, California on Friday, November 22nd.
Patricia has faced many obstacles throughout her life, as have many of our partner homeowners, yet she was determined to purchase a safe home for she and her kids.
Completing her sweat equity hours became a challenge for Patricia due
to her busy work schedule, so Marcos Lopez and I met with her to try to help. We encouraged
her to continue to do her best and she was ultimately able to finish her hours at our annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon, which took place in November. Patricia finished her final hour of sweat equity on November 8th and received the
keys to her home two weeks later.
Patricia could not believe that she had finally completed her hours
and when I handed her the keys she exclaimed, “Sylvia I did it!” I am incredibly proud of Patricia for not giving
up on her dream, even when it became difficult for her to finish her sweat
equity hours. She stuck with it and she was able buy this beautiful home for her kids and, most importantly,
she was able to see her hard work pay off.
If you are interested in homeownership and other opportunities with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, please visit our website to learn more.
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