Enterprise Families Receive New Homes

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Sunday was a ground breaking day for some local families in the city of Enterprise.

Many homes were destroyed during last years devastating tornado and Sunday afternoon, one local organization stepped up to help some homeowners rebuild their lives.

An empty piece of land is a daily remembrance to Daisy McCray and her daughter of their home that was lost in last year's tornado. But soon, those memories of sadness will turn into joy. "I feel better today then I did a few months ago," she said.

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the Recovery Organization of Coffee County, or R.O.C.K., McCray and her daughter will soon have a place to call home again.

First United Methodist Church Pastor Gary Daniel said, "Tremendous work and tremendous effort has taken place to get the community to this point; it’s been a long process, but a good one."

Daniel says through the efforts of the community, the town of Enterprise is slowly bringing back hope to those who lost everything. "This is just one more step that we've been able to help a family whose been completely displaced from their house from the storm," he said.

For McCray and her daughter, Sunday's ground breaking opens a door of hope for what her community of Baptist Hill will bring. "I feel excited about it all,” she said. “Look around and see all these nice houses coming and more coming.”

Just a few blocks down the street, a ground breaking took place for another family whose home was destroyed during the tornado; it’s proof that the community of Enterprise is a City of Progress.

The city of Enterprise has worked with the community throughout this past year to try to place more than 270 cases of families who lost their homes in the storm.


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