It's a dream come true for a mother and her son.
“My heart is full of joy right now because this is a dream that, honestly, I wasn't sure would come true as soon as it did,” said Ashley Armstrong, the future owner of a newly built home.
Armstrong is moving from a relative's home to a 1,100 square foot house in the Cedar Ridge neighborhood.
Jenni Whitehead, the executive director of Fluvanna County Habitat, says Armstrong has been waiting a while for the new home.
“She applied in October of 2012, so it has been over a year that she has been on this journey to her home,” Whitehead said. “It is so exciting.”
Whitehead says it's not just a home Armstrong will gain, but a neighborhood.
“Over at our other subdivision, they help each other out,” Whitehead said. “They watch out for each other, they take care of each other’s kids and that is what we are hoping will happen here.”
Armstrong and her son have one neighbor right now, but Habitat is planning to build three more homes.
“For me, this is the start of something wonderful,” Armstrong said. “This is a great beginning for me and him.”
Fluvanna Habitat is looking for teams of women to build a third home in May, though men are welcome too.
To volunteer for the next build, click here.
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