Friends and family gathered on Saturday November 19, just in time for Thanksgiving, to celebrate Victor Hoak, an Army Veteran, to welcome him home to his new Habitat house!
Lori Valdez, Board President welcomed everyone and introduced Victor, saying “Victor is a young man who has impressed me beyond his years. And he is a great addition to the community we are building here on Mesa del Rio.”
Victor’s mother Ruby is part of the Blue Star Mothers, a group of mother’s whose sons and daughters are currently or have previously served in the military. It’s this group that recommended Victor apply for a home with Habitat for Humanity.
A representative from the Blue Star Mothers, Carol SAnchez, spoke during the dedication saying, “We cannot give enough back to our veterans and we cannot thank Habitat for Humanity enough for helping Victor.”
Victor stood calmly as many volunteers and friends congratulated him and wished him well. When he spoke, Victor graciously said, “It’s been quite a journey getting here, starting about a year ago I was unsure where I was going to live. This is just so great, I wish the world could experience this more often. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”
Congratulations Victor. We are forever grateful for your service to our country and we are inspired by your hard work and dedication to bettering your life. May your journey be blessed.