A Habitat home that was years in the making is finally complete as the new homeowner finally gets the keys to unlock a dream.
A crowd of family, friends, and volunteers gathered as Eunice Dugan is handed keys to her brand new home.
Katherine Hoops with FSU Habitat for Humanity says, "FSU Habitat has been with this project from the ground up. We have done all the fundraising over the last two years and have participated in all the construction over the last five months."
Eunice Dugan, the new homeowner, says, "I am so happy! Words just can't explain it. Once I signed those papers reality really kicked in. Oh my God, I worked for a long time, I finally made it!"
Habitat for Humanity requires the homeowner help build their own house. Dugan, who is disabled, was unable to do the hard work herself, but family members stepped in and helped out to make her dream of homeownership a reality.
Dugan says, "It helps to know you got a support team. If you don't have a support team you don't have anything."
Emotions ran high as family and friends shed tears of joy at the dedication ceremony. With two years of fundraising and five months of construction, Eunice Dugan now has a home to call her own.
Dugan will be furnishing her new home before her and her grandson move in.