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'This house will have history behind it'

After four break-ins, fearing for the safety of her family, Tunisia Wilson made the decision to move from her home. She and her three daughters—ages 3, 13 and 17—currently live with her mother. Tunisia found out about Habitat for Humanity from a friend who brought her an application.

Tunisia Wilson carries a wall across site with the help of volunteer Rodney Sowers.

“I was excited and honored to be selected to participate in this project,” she says. “I was able to accomplish one of my goals: I’m proud to say that I built my own home.”

The volunteers who have helped Tunisia on the build site this week occupy a very special place in her heart, she says: “I’d like the volunteers to know that I promise to take care of this home.”

Tunisia is also thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the Carters. “This house will always have history behind it,” she says. “We’ll always be able to say that Jimmy Carter hammered nails here; that he helped build this home.”

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