Dreams Are Alive Thanks To Habitat for Humanity

Jul 04, 2011 at 07:16 am by bryan


Dreams are alive, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.  The freedom our forefathers fought for are embedded in home ownership, the right to vote, and more.

WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to Senator Jim Tracy...

Jacob Skoropat is a construction supervisor with Habitat projects. He shows volunteers how to complete their task. Skoropat commented...

Independence Day took on new meaning for Mary Daniels, who is helping to build a home for herself and son. Her son is 25-year old Garrard. He was born with spina bifida and she was told he would live to about 3-years of age. He is now an adult, he motivates others, is a talented singer and is on the construction site daily with his mom.  He does not let the fact that a high-tech wheel chair is needed, slow him down at all. Mary Daniels said...

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream. 

State Senator Jim Tracy was there all day volunteering in with others to help Mary's dream come true. 

Of course, volunteers are a vital part of Habitat for Humanity. However, there has to be a construction site professional who shows others how and what to do. Jacob Skoropat has been doing that here for about 5-years. 

Since 9/11---back in 2001, things have slowly started to swing back. It’s slow, but it’s happening. People helping others, knowing neighbors, community gardens coming back---even though there’s a low voter turnout, we’re seeing a “cleaning house” in politics.