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Building Hope and a Home in Hancock County

"Wow, this is really happening, this really did happen, and it's very exciting."

Megan Hemmer is a single mother of three, working two jobs to support her young children.  Thanks to the efforts of 400 volunteers with the Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity, she now has a home of her very own.  

"All the people that spent their Saturdays, their days off, their time just to come and help us and build this house, it's really overwhelming when we step back and think about it.  We're so excited, we're very blessed," said Hemmer.

This is the 36th home that the habitat for humanity has helped to build in Hancock county and they've helped to build a homeowner too.  "Each journey is different and each family is different and each homeowner goes on a different journey.  We've seen some come out of their shell and build self-esteem now that they're going to be able to stand on their own two feet, be able to provide for their family, each celebration is unique," said Wendy McCormick, executive director of the Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity.

But it wasn't all easy - Megan was there every step of the way, working a total of 400 sweat equity hours to build up not only her new home, but her dreams for her children as well. "They've always lived in an apartment, so just being able to have the outdoor space to go and play, to have their own room to be able to paint and to decorate, we've never been able to decorate a nursery or anything like that so we're really excited about that part," Hemmer said.

The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is looking to change another person's life this September.