“I will achieve more goals knowing that I have stability in not only a house, but a home.”
Meet Denise Cookinson, a single mom in the Habitat for Humanity program, along with her 12-year-old son, Grayson, who loves playing sports. Denise’s story is a testament to the transformative power of stable housing.
“The living space that we were in was overcrowded, and it’s very difficult staying with someone,” Denise shares. “I’m a single parent raising a teenager, and we are a very loving family.” When she received the news that she had been accepted into the program, Denise felt a wave of gratitude and excitement. “My first thought was miracles do happen to people, and I was so excited. My son and I were in tears; it was a lovely thing, right?”
For Denise, this opportunity means more than just having a house; it’s about having a home where she and Grayson can build a stable future. “My life now will be greater, and I will be achieving more goals, knowing that I have stability not only in a house but in a home,” she says.
Denise’s dream is to have a peaceful place to call her own, where she can create lasting memories with her family. “I’m building because I want a place for my family to come together and create moments and memories in long stability. My house will be where peace, love, and laughter will be. A home is where you should feel safe and secure.”
Denise’s journey with Habitat for Humanity is a reminder of the impact that affordable housing can have on families. By donating to Habitat for Humanity, you can be a part of this transformative change in the lives of individuals like Denise and Grayson. Your contribution can help provide stability, security, and the opportunity for families to build brighter futures in their own homes. To learn more, please visit our Donate Page on our website.