Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers work tirelessly in our state, building beautiful new homes for families in need. On Friday, Habitat had something to celebrate: the 1,000th Habitat home in Mississippi was dedicated. It's on McTyere Street in Jackson's Midtown neighborhood.
Mayor Frank Melton was on hand, as well as City Council President Marshand Crisler. Former Governor William Winter and his wife, Elise, were there as well. They're both founding members of Habitat Mississippi.
The new homeowner, Mary Alice Henley, will share the four-bedroom home with her daughter and her two grandsons, and she can't wait to move in.
"Very thankful, because if it hadn't been for Habitat, Trustmark Bank, and the Baptist Hospital, and all the volunteers and everybody, I wouldn't have been able to do it," Henley says.
Habitat has erected 347 homes in Jackson; 185 of them are in the Midtown neighborhood.