Habitat for Humanity: Breaking ground on the American Dream in Palm Beach County
JUPITER, Fla. - The American Dream will soon be reality for two families.
Habitat for Humanity broke ground on homes for the Turner and Gaitan families Wednesday morning.
Dawn Turner is a former foster child who now works for a child welfare organization. She says, one day, she will have children and give them the family she didn't have growing up.
"This homes means to me that I have a stable home, I never again have to worry about where I'm going to live or where I'm going to sleep. And it's just a beginning of my family," she said.
Participants in the program must give hundreds of hours of volunteer time to the non-profit organization.
"It's kind of like a second job, but it's well worth it at the end," Turner said.
Jose and Sonia Gaitan are originally from Ecuador. A Habitat for Humanity spokesperson says the couple lost everything in Ecuador before moving to the United States. The new home will spell a new start.