Habitat Bucks Opens New Home For Family

Leo Otting (right) presents the home to Mike (left), Kelly, and their young daughter. Photo by Manny Jones.

A local family now has a place to call home. Habitat for Humanity of Bucks dedicated a 3 bedroom home Wednesday in West Bristol. With the help of volunteers and sponsors, Habitat Bucks was able to turn a once vacant house into a beautiful family home.

Executive Director Florence Kawoczka says dedicating a house is her favorite part of process.

The newly dedicate home opened Wednesday. Photo by Manny Jones.

“Each Dedication is different, Each dedication is the same. Each one is special,” Kawoczka said. “I’m always impressed with how hard each family works to get where they are at and to see the joy on the joy on their faces.”

Representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, a sponsor for Habitat Bucks also attended the opening. Community and Leadership Volunteer Manager Leo Otting also presented the key to new homeowners. Otting says it was a very touching experience.

“I felt excited, not because I was in front of people but because they have become homeowners and their dreams have been met,” Otting explained.

The family moving into the home is excited to begin this new chapter in their. Wife and mother Kelly and her family are extremely grateful for all of the help they received.

A crowd gathers to support the new family in achieving a dream. Photo by Manny Jones.

“This is great,” Kelly expressed. “I’ve always wanted to be a homeowner and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the people at Habitat.”

Kelly is joined by her husband, Mike, and their young daughter. As a special gift to the daughter, she was a given a quilt made by Quilts for Kids. The couple received a bible and a blessing.

This is the 115th home Habitat has dedicated in its 29 year history.

WBCB’s Manny Jones contributed to this report.