Walton County Habitat for Humanity dedicates 25th home to one of its own

Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 03:57 PM.

"Some days I was cutting wood, some days I was hammering nails, some days I was clearing the brush," she said.

In the beginning, it was hard for Schultz to visualize her home. With each day, she said she saw her dreams coming to life.

Her children were a part of the effort as well. Her son helped over the course of a few weekends, and her young daughter was at volunteers' side throughout the whole process.

"She was our little mascot," Schultz said.

Schultz said she wants her children to learn from being a part of this life changing process.

"I want them to understand the value of helping other people," she said. "I want them to give back to the community in a meaningful way."

While the labor was free, Habitat for Humanity still needs funds for building materials. Generous individuals and organizations in the community play an integral part in helping people like Schultz realize their home-owning dreams. Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation donated $63,000 to the Walton County Habitat for Humanity to build Schultz's home. To have the community step up with time and money was amazing, Schultz said.

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