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Family Gets New Start With Habitat House

JACKSON, Miss.–One family had the unveiling of their Habitat for Humanity home on Monday in Jackson.

For Shawn and Pedro Galloway, and their little girl, it was a day of joy.

“I’ve always wanted to raise my kids up in a community where there’s love,” said Shawn Galloway.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Attorney General’s office sponsored the home by giving their volunteer work hours.

“This is a blessing, it really is,” said Galloway.  “And we’re thankful for all the volunteers.”

Executive Director of the Metro Division of Habitat for Humanity Cindy Griffin estimated volunteers worked around 800 man-hours on the structure saving about $15,000.

“They’re buying the home at zero percent interest, it’s not a give away program,” said Griffin.

These times of mortgages allow low-income families to become home owners according to Griffin.

“We’ve got 560 mortgages around the metro Jackson area just like this.”

Galloway said her favorite part of the home is her new stained floors.

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