Two Fort families received a house as an early Easter present.
Politicians, children and the public gathered inside the living room of a newly constructed home last Thursday (Mar.29) to witness Habitat for Humanity’s key ceremony.
Destiny Perry, a single mother of two children, saw her new room mid-construction a few months ago and was overwhelmed with tears when she first walked in. Now that the keys are in her hand, she's feeling very grateful.
“I’m feeling even more overwhelmed. It was such a shock back then to see my own room and to see light bulbs in my house and walls and now I have a toilet and doors, windows, everything is set up. It’s beautiful, it’s absolutely gorgeous, I could never have dreamed for this,” said Perry.
Perry said the entire process from start to finish took almost two years.

“It was a long wait but it was definitely well worth it and very appreciated,” she added. "Be grateful for every little thing you have because the more you're grateful for, the more blessings you're going to see in life."

This 16 home project started last summer as part of Canada’s 150th Habitat for Humanities, 34th Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project. In total, 150 homes are to be built across Canada.

Six other Fort families were given their keys back in December.
Habitat for Humanity expects to have all 16 families in their homes by next September.
The second family could not be named.

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