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Breaking Ground on the last two homes on the block

During this year’s International Women Build Week (March 1-8) we broke ground on the last two homes in our Mesa del Rio sub-division – the House that ReStore Built, in memory of Irv Hall and the Honor and Remember House, dedicated to our Veterans.

Paul Mondragon with Bank of America was there to welcome the future homeowner by saying, “Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for nearly 34 years. On this block alone, locally, we have donated $140,000 to help build this row of homes in this development. We look forward to doing more and building with you in the future.”

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Yvette and her daughter at the ground breaking of their future home, the Honor & Remember House dedicated to our Veterans.

Yvette is the future homeowner of the Honor and Remember House, a home dedicated to our Veterans who bravely serve our country. Yvette’s father, a Vietnam Veteran, and her mother had children at an early age. “My dad worked long hours for very little pay and we relied on food stamps, thrift stores and the Indian Hospital for our healthcare. We were poor,” said Yvette about her childhood.

Yvette always dreamed of owning her own home, but never thought it was possible, until she learned about Habitat for Humanity. During the ground breaking ceremony for her home, she said, “I’ve worked very hard to provide for my daughter her whole life, but honestly, owning our own home seemed impossible until now. I really can’t thank Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s enough for this incredible, life changing opportunity. And to top it off, we’re breaking ground during International Women Build Week. Thank you to every single person involved in making my dream come true – it means the world to me and my daughter.”

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity is proud to be a Veteran Build Affiliate. Our programs provide volunteer and home-ownership opportunities to veterans, military service members and their families.

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Yvette stands with her father, a Vietnam veteran, during the ground breaking of her future home, the Honor & Remember House, dedicated to our Veterans.

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