"Habitat for Heroes" provides new home for Tampa family | Community Spirit
Tampa, Florida --Today is a special day for Andres and Cristina Reza and their family, as they will raise the walls of their new home as a part of the first, "Habitat for Heroes" project.
Volunteers from Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, PL, the home sponsor, and other volunteers, will gather at the 9 a.m. ceremony on the 400 block of Radio Lane in Tampa.
According to a recent release, Cristina Reza is a Veteran who served in the Marines who, "for a time, after her honorable discharge from the Marines, was homeless and lived on the streets of Tampa."
IT was through the James A Haley VA Hospital's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Women's Program, that Cristina was able to rebuild her life, regain custody of her daughter and get back on her feet.
Andres and Cristina met several years ago, says the release, and they have now been married for almost four years.
Their children, Veronica, 12, and Andres, 3 are excited about having a home of their own in Providence Pointe, the latest Habitat Hillsborough neighborhood.
Their third child is expected in August 2012.
Cristina heard about Habitat from her counselor at the VA HCHV Women's Program. She and Andres decided to apply, and now, the Reza family looks forward to the joys of homeownership through Habitat Hillsborough's Habitat for Heroes program.
"Homeownership means to finally be stable with my husband and kids," said Cristina in the release. "We thank God for all of you."
Information courtesy of Habitat Hillsborough