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.