It’s a dream come true for a local mother and her two children as they watch their new Habitat for Humanity home move to a permanent address.
Hundreds of volunteers started building that house in the FOX59 parking lot and finished it up at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in just 14 days total.
Crews loaded the home on a truck and helped guide it from the fairgrounds to the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood Thursday morning. IMPD helped lead the way, while crews moved street lights.
New homeowner Danielle Cox-Eland says she’s thrilled to have a three bedroom house for her and her two daughters.
“It’s been such a blessing in our lives. Beside being a first time homeowner, I’ve just learned so many things that I get to not only learn for myself but I get to pass on to my kids as well,” Cox-Eland said.
Danielle’s 7-year-old daughter Jayda was excited about the move as well.
“When our house is moved and we get to move in I’m going to tell mommy, ‘thank you for working and that we love you and bless the house,’” little Jayda said.
More than 800 volunteers helped make the home possible. Danielle and her daughters plan to officially move-in sometime in October.