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Grand Island Family Moves Into Home After 5 Day Builders' Blitz


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- From a controlled burn to clear the land, to the start of a Builders' Blitz, to move in day; Habitat for Humanity has provided a new home to a family of 5.

"I know what happened this week. From concept to completion in 5 days?! It still hasn't sunk in," said April Mora, the recipient of the new home.

The anticipation came to a head as April Mora and her 4 kids opened the door to their new home.

April's daughter Ellia said, "Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I can't wait to see what our house is actually going to look like on the inside!"

Without a doubt, the kids were the most excited to get into the new house.

"The were literally screaming and jumping and doing twirls in their own bedrooms and just checking it out. I love it, this is their home now," said April.

Ellia added, "It was kind of like a dream come true because at first I thought it was almost impossible to build a house in 5 days but it ended up being really awesome."

But that doesn't mean April wasn't just as happy, as she was on hand for the whole construction process.

It was amazing seeing her smile," said Project Manager Amos Anson. "That's why I do it, I've dedicated 8 or 9 years of my life to helping Habitat and it's for those families. The smile you see on their face, she said her cheeks hurt from smiling and that's what it's all about."

April is no rookie to home building. In fact, it's her experience that qualified her to be picked for the new home.

She said, "I will have a mortgage, there will be no interest in the mortgage, and in lew of down payment I put in over 600 hours of my own time. And that's not just sitting at a desk somewhere. I've helped build 4 houses before my own."

This was the biggest home built in a Builders' Blitz with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

April said her family is staying in their new home Saturday night and the moving trucks will be there Sunday with all their furniture.


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