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RIO GRANDE VALLEY: Buckner Family Hope Center provides families with homes

The Monitor recently published a fantastic piece about how the Buckner Family Hope Center in Penitas, Texas, is helping transform the impoverished community, one family at a time. Read about the Ramirez family's dream come true of a new home:

Alicia Ramirez and her family have been living in a bright pink house provided by the Buckner Family Hope Center for less than two months. Before that, the family of eight lived in a single-bedroom mobile home, where they slept together on a king-sized bed each night.

“It was small for our family,” Ramirez said in Spanish. “It was just a room and the restroom — that’s all. It had a refrigerator, a stove and a table. It didn’t have insulation and it was just the wood.”

Now, her family lives comfortably in a three-bedroom home with a living room, kitchen, restroom and laundry room. She said she can still remember the day when they received their home.

“It was a huge blessing,” she said. “Who is going to give you a house? We couldn’t make it, and we have a big family, so it was hard.”

Read the full story here.


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