Houston family gets new home for the holidays

December 1, 2012 9:40:45 PM PST
Home for the holidays has a new twist this year for a Houston family. That's because they are finally getting a home for the holidays.

It does not matter what the Anzures family gets for Christmas. Their biggest gift has already been unwrapped.

"I cannot explain how special it is. It is a blessing. It is a home for my kids," said Maria Anzures.

The family is just the latest to get a home for the holidays from Habitat for Humanity. Since 1987, Houston Habitat has built more than 900 homes.

"It is an opportunity to be generous with the heart," said Stephen Sye with Habitat for Humanity. "It make it moving because we have an opportunity to make a difference for others and so what happens is we provide a legacy; no more moving, no more chasing the rent. The children have a stable environment."

The family played the role of elves themselves, putting in at least 300 hours to help build the house they now call home.

"We started up on the roof with a hammer and everything," said Anzures.

Construction on the home started back in September during Hispanic Heritage Month, and after hard work, it's ready to host its first Christmas party.

The Lowe's company pitched in $100,000 to sponsor the project and to help cover the costs in a separate home repair project, both in Houston's Fifth Ward.

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