35-year old Brittany Berry has come full circle, growing up in Winchester, moving to Nicholasville, moving to Lexington, and returning to Winchester about seven years ago to continue raising her children. Her future home on Lincoln Street is a short walk from where she once lived as a child, and she has happy memories of that time and is looking forward to more happy times in the area with her children.
Brittany had heard about Habitat for Humanity and considered applying to Habitat for a couple of years before she completed the application. She had volunteered at the Nicholasville ReStore, but beyond that did not really know much about Habitat, admitting that once she was accepted as a future homeowner, she realized how little she knew about the program. Luckily for Brittany, she had spent time eliminating her debts, including her student loan and credit cards. She wanted to have a good credit score so she would be accepted into the Habitat Future Homeowner program.
Brittany believes that “Everything happens for a reason, and at the right time. I am living proof of that.” As the mother of five children, Emmanuel (17), Aaliyah (16), Jaylen (13), Journee (10), and Kenyon (9), Brittany readily admits it was difficult to provide for her family while trying to eliminate debt and save money for a down payment. But her determination to provide a strong foundation for her children has inspired her to be the best that she can be. Besides living frugally, she participated in a program which provided matching funds when her rent was paid on time, and those funds will help her when making the down-payment on her home.
Brittany has a busy schedule, she has worked at Rocky Mountain ATV for five years and, with five children and their school and sporting activities, she has worked hard to complete her first tier of volunteer hours so that the actual building of her house can begin! Brittany says, “I am so excited about not only having a house, but I am thrilled to be building a home that I can live in for the rest of my life and that can remain in my family for generations.”
Send a check or money order made payable to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties to:
Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties
P.O. Box 186
Richmond, KY 40476-0186
NOTE: Please indicate on the memo line of your check that you are donating to “RiseUp” and list the name of your RE/MAX agent.
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