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Victor is an Army Veteran, a recent graduate of CNM with an Associate’s degree in welding and a new Habitat Homeowner! When asked why he was interested in buying a house he told us, “Sure I am young, but do not let this fool you, at the age of twenty-two I can assure you that I am more than capable of handling the mortgage payments. My past experiences have helped me prioritize my life and I will accept full responsibility.”

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. Victor said, “This opportunity would allow us, as a family, to gain a solid foundation in which we can move forward with our lives.”

In November 2016, just in time for Thanksgiving, Victor and his mother moved into The Lodge House, generously sponsored by Mason Lodge #60.

During the dedication ceremony, 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.