Megan Wagner has wanted a home her whole life. She grew up living in rented apartments, and now as a single mother of three she thought a house would be unattainable. But after starting the Habitat Homeownership Program she feels that dream is within reach.
Megan currently lives in a too-small apartment with her three daughters, Kaiden, 13, Kamille, 11, and Mya, 7. They face insecurity living in an area where maintenance issues, vehicle break-ins, vandalism, unsupervised children, and bullying are common.
She sees this program as a chance to settle into a permanent home while giving her children the stable, secure life they deserve.
Megan said she’s most looking forward to her children being able to pick out their rooms. She said when she sees how ecstatic they are, she’ll feel like an amazing mom and it will “make everything worth it.”
Her favorite part about volunteering so far is learning home construction skills she’ll be able to apply to her own home. She said she’s grateful for all the good people she’s met through Habitat, especially those who choose to volunteer their time for no other reason than to help someone else.
And now that she’s seen firsthand how quickly a house can become realized, she says she’s able to really envision the home she’ll share with her family.
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