When Sun immigrated to Bristol from South Korea in 1986, she shifted from apartment to apartment with her five children. Often, they split up, to ease the lodging burden of staying with family and friends. Now, they’re all under one roof, reports the Bucks County Herald.
Tired of a nomadic lifestyle, Sun turned to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County.
She enrolled in the organization’s Almost Home program. Its financial workshops prepared her for the budgetary implications of home ownership, increasing her likelihood of success.
Late last week, officials cut the ribbon on her new dwelling, the 122nd build in the county.
“Here we are now, steps away from moving into our home,” she gushed. “I have always told my kids to move forward, no matter what lies ahead. Thank you Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, for creating our pathway.”
More than 65 volunteers contributed nearly 1,000 hours to complete the home. Sponsorships came from Dow Chemical, PECO, Wells Fargo, and Bucks County itself.
A Dow representative marked the home’s completion and occupation by saying, “We are committed to playing an active role in helping to strengthen and support the communities where we live and work. Through our longstanding partnership with Habitat, and the meaningful work they undertake, we are able to be a part of ensuring that our neighbors have the ability to thrive.”
More on this fortunate family is at the Bucks County Herald.