Single mother, Crystal, helped build the house she and her three children will soon move into, after spending more than a year in Erie's Habitat for Humanity program.
Crystal's home was a Habitat for Humanity "Faith Build" project. People from more than 25 different faith groups spent three weeks working, and despite some rainy weather, the crew will manage to finish the home during their expected timeline.
Habitat for Humanity completes one of these faith builds every June.
"You see very different church groups coming together. It's nice cause we tend to be in our own faith community on Sundays and it's nice to kind of share fellowship with other church groups on the build," says Elisa Konieczko, board member at Habitat for Humanity.
The family will move into their home in a few weeks, after some final touches, including a driveway and a sidewalk are added. They will then start paying a zero percent interest mortgage.
What makes this build special are the different groups of people who came together to build a house for a family in need.
"It's actually a wonderful experience to be able to, ya know, just work alongside everybody else and knowing that at the end of the day you know that they'll be moving in and enjoying it," said Mark Concilla, a volunteer at the build.
Habitat for Humanity builds three to four homes a year, and will break ground on another home later this summer.
Crystal's home will have a dedication ceremony on Sunday at 3 p.m.
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