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It's a Hand Up, Not Hand Out!

We just had a little moment at the Habitat Office that I want to share. A young woman came into our office to drop off her parents mortgage payment. Ginny had a little moment to catch up with her. She is a senior in High School and was just accepted to college. She was so excited and had to give Ginny a hug.

Why is this significant? Five years ago, a young couple came to a Kitsap Habitat for Humanity information meeting at First Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. When the family selection committee went out to do the home visit they found them living in a trailer with no heat and a hole in the floor that the owner refused to fix. A young couple with two adorable little girls. All they needed was a hand up.

This confident and energetic young woman in our office today is off to college next year. Five years ago she was a timid child living in a trailer ... no heat ... hole in the floor. Give people down on their luck a hand up and you change the world.

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