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Marion family gets new home

The 14th home built by the Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is now the new home for Tabitha Wilson and her family. The 14th home built by the Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is now the new home for Tabitha Wilson and her family.
Then the family, their friends and some of the volunteers who worked on the home gathered for a final blessing outside the house. Then the family, their friends and some of the volunteers who worked on the home gathered for a final blessing outside the house.
With her new keys in hand and a Bible from her church, Tabitha turned the key in the lock and opened the door to her new home. With her new keys in hand and a Bible from her church, Tabitha turned the key in the lock and opened the door to her new home.
The family gets a 20 year mortgage which is carried with no interest by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The family gets a 20 year mortgage which is carried with no interest by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
The family is looking forward and to the memories they're going to have in their new home in the years ahead. The family is looking forward and to the memories they're going to have in their new home in the years ahead.

MARION, IL (KFVS) - The 14th home built by the Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is now the new home for Tabitha Wilson and her family.

Sunday afternoon the Wilson Family started their day with their church family and a brief worship service at the Zion United Church of Christ in Marion.

Then the family, their friends and some of the volunteers who worked on the home gathered for a final blessing outside the house.

With her new keys in hand and a Bible from her church, Tabitha turned the key in the lock and opened the door to her new home.

"It's just an answer to a prayer," said Tabitha. "It was something that I never dreamed I was going to have was a home. And they all made it a reality. They came together when I needed them."

One of the ones who helped build the home was Kyle Wells.  He had this to say about his experience.

"The family needed a new home. And I love helping people," said Kyle. "And getting to do this is one of the best experiences that I could ever do."

Tabitha, her son and daughter also worked on the home. She hopes they've learned more than just how to drive a nail.

"It gives you a sense of pride in ownership and what you have accomplished. Maybe it will teach them a little more respect for property, pride in what they have. And the ability to finish what they start," Tabitha said.

Now the family is looking forward and to the memories they're going to have in their new home in the years ahead.

"The holidays, now everyone can come here. And we get to cook and decorate. And it's ours."

The family also gets something that most new homeowners get, and that is a 20 year mortgage which is carried with no interest by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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