A house filled with a hundred hands

Emma Funfar and Dot Hannon — one a Habitat Cape Cod homeowner, the other a volunteer — have become close friends. Their bond, as happens so often, has lasted long after the build.

Emma: In August 2008, I received a knock at my door that would change my life and my daughter’s life forever: We were chosen to build and own our own house.

It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about the volunteers who helped build my house. They came in rain and snow, hot and cold. They came with smiles on their faces. Our house was built with sweat and more love than I had ever felt before.

My house is not just my house but a house filled with a hundred hands. We will be forever connected. My home is their home.

Dot: We shared ups and downs, laughter and tears, and became very good friends. Now she is one of our family. I am truly blessed.