There’s a lot of bad news going around these days. It can feel overwhelming at times. So, we wanted to take a moment to share a little joy and hope from our Habitat family to yours. Each Tuesday in April, we’ll be sharing good news in a series we call “Good News Tues.” We’re all in this together. Here’s hoping this brings a little light to your day.
Kendell & Brown
In a time like this, imagine if your water heater broke down and anytime you wanted hot water, you’d have to boil it on the stove. How long could you live like that? A couple days? Maybe a week? While pleading with his former landlord to fix the issue, Kendell and his son Keanu endured these conditions for nearly a year. Now, thanks to people like you, they don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll have hot water throughout this pandemic.
Looking to somehow escape these awful conditions, Kendell reached out to his uncle, Acy, who goes by ‘Brown.’ Brown, who’s legally blind, was in need of some support. Kendell, wanting to help, proposed that they move in together. With their combined incomes Kendell and Brown were able to build a brand new Habitat home in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood.
“You all are making dreams come true,” said Kendell.
He always dreamed of owning his own home, but never thought he could afford it. Now, for the first time, his son Keanu has a backyard to play in. And Kendell has the peace of mind knowing his family has a safe and healthy environment to endure these difficult times. This is the power of home and this is the power of our community coming together.
From all of us at Milwaukee Habitat, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We’ll be back with more good news next Tuesday.
If it’s within your capacity, please consider making a gift to help more families like Kendell’s. With one of our largest fundraisers temporarily closed (Habitat ReStore) our friends at Accunet Mortgage stepped up to help. They’re matching all donations up to $25,000. Double your gift today!