DeWitt Chapter of Habitat for Humanity seeks new leaders
Submitted by crecord2010 on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:20am
Cuero resident Tierney Mckaine, 25, has no desire to give up her home for the apartment life ever again. Mckaine, mother of two boys, Tae’sean and Draedyn, shared one of her worst experiences.
“My oldest son, Tae’sean, has Down syndrome and he wanders off at times. One day, while living in the apartments near Walmart, Tae’sean wondered off at 3:30 a.m. It was the scariest thing a mother can go through to find your kid missing.” Tae’sean was 6-years-old at the time.
“Here at the house I do not have to worry now. I have a fence with a gate that I can lock. My children can play outside now and I don’t have to worry.”
Mckaine applied for home with Habitat for Humanity in October 2012. She learned she was approved in February 2013 and moved into her home in October 2013.
Mckaine said, “The grace of God made it possible. [Home ownership] was one of my goals and I was hoping I would get there. It happened a lot sooner than I had expected, so I am grateful.”
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