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Habitat for Humanity helps single mom move into new Chesapeake home just in time for Christmas

Posted at 11:07 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 23:07:54-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Just in time for Christmas, a local family has a new place to call home.

Wednesday, the Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads helped a mom and her daughter move into their new house in Chesapeake.

Lekisha Wilson from Portsmouth grew up with her mother and siblings in a small house with no running water. Today, the Walgreens pharmacy employee is thrilled to have been able to purchase a brand-new home to call her own!

“I’m very ecstatic, very excited. I'm happy that I was able to get in here before Christmas. [I] can’t wait to finish decorating and putting up everything," she said.

Frank Hruska, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, said this is the first time the organization has taken on a project of this magnitude before. He added that they "had a commitment to the South Norfolk Historical Commission and this wonderful neighborhood right here in Chesapeake.

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The construction of the new home kicked off during Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build Week 2020.” In August, women of all different backgrounds, skill sets and industries came together to help build the Wilsons’ home.