Anna’s Story

Anna Rodriquez is a single mother who’s home received damage during Hurricane Harvey. Her roof was greatly compromised, causing interior water damage and mold growth.  Ms. Rodriguez works hard, but is raising her daughter completely on her own.  Both of her parents have passed away and she does not have any other family members she …

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Mike’s Story

Mike Bellipani, a 62-year-old disabled veteran, moved into his Habitat home along with his service dog Bandit, just in time for the holidays last year.   Mr. Bellipani grew up in a middle-class family, raised by his father and grandparents.  He joined the Navy straight out of high school, serving four years with multiple trips to …

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Shirley’s Story

When Shirley Cockerham was selected as a Habitat partner family 17 years ago, she was as a single mother of four living with her sister and unable to call any particular place home.  Her sister also had children of her own, leaving little space in one house for both families.  Realizing she needed to secure …

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