JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Tool belts are shed and paint brushes put away as Habitat for Humanity dedicates a new home.
Volunteers gathered around the homeowner to say a blessing over the five bedroom, two bath home on Winter Street. This is the 13th Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson women build house. The home was built mostly by women volunteers.
Mississippi and Jackson first ladies Elise Winter, Kathy Johnson and Sidney Harper were there to mark the occasion.
For the first time, Katrisa Coleman and her four children will realize the dream of owning their house.
" I am so excited. I'm teary eyed. It's amazing. We're almost finished. We still got a little ways to go, but its going to be my home soon so I'm excited," said Coleman.
"It's an opportunity for them to step up out of poverty. We've seen that over and over again. Giving them a stable, decent, affordable home for them to call home and have something of their own," added Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Jackson, Cindy Griffin.
Katrisa Coleman and her family are expected to move into her home sometime next month.
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