After House Fire, Group Steps In To Help Family 12-21-2010 - WNEM TV 5

After House Fire, Group Steps In To Help Family 12-21-2010

A family of six was left homeless after a fire tore through their home last week.
But now that family is getting a special gift, just in time for Christmas.
That fire last week cost the Carter family everything, including presents for their four children. Now they are getting a new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.
After the fire, it all started by word of mouth. Friends of the Carter family were trying to discover how best to help them, and one called Saginaw Habitat for Humanity.
The Saginaw chapter just happened to have a vacant house in Carrolton, which is where the Carter kids attend school.
Paul Warriner, CEO of the Saginaw chapter, met with Angela Carter at the site of the vacant house. Warriner found out that they qualify for a Habitat home, and he left the family with the keys to the house on the spot, which meant the Carters can start living there immediately.
Angela Carter said she is truly overwhelmed by the community support. “I just want to say to anybody that has prayed for us, that has given for us, that has donated, thank you, thank you for embracing my family,” said Angela Carter.
Family friends have also found furniture for the family, and there’s food in the cupboards. Friends said they plan to help clean up and do some painting on the new house.
The house was offered to the Carters in keeping with Habitat for Humanity's rules.
For example, they must pay a zero-percent mortgage on the house and they also owe what is called "sweat equity." That means they have to help build a Habitat home for some other deserving family.

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