STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV)- Some of the donations given to Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County on Giving Tuesday, will be put towards building a home for a family in need.
The home will be for Kanina Gantt and her two children. Gantt is becoming a homeowner with the help of a program through Habitat for Humanity.
She was chosen to be helped with homeownership by going through different test and promising to put a certain amount of sweat equity hours into building her future home, or working at the Habitat for Humanity store.
Gnatt said to think that people in the community would want to help her, by donating money, is unbelievable.
“The time that they’re spending to give and just… I’m just so grateful that everyone has taken the time out today to give back to the community as well as for me and my kids,” Gnatt said.
Currently Gantt and her two children live in her mother’s mobile home. Something she says she’s grateful for.
However, sometimes before she heads home to her current residence, she makes a stop on the street where her house will be built.
“I tell Ms. Kathy, I’m sorry and I do drive by and I know that the neighbors are probably like…”what is this girl doing?’ But I ride by all the time just to see if something else is done or if something new has been started,” Gantt said.
Kathy Jenkins, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County says once construction starts on Gnatts home, this is where the donations from Giving Tuesday will play a major role.
“The materials we have to purchase, we have to purchase the lumber the dry wall the flooring…all of things we have to purchase. These funds help us,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins also said the funds helps deserving families become “wonderful homeowners.”