As more and more Brazos Valley families are falling on hard times to find a home, 25 News KRHD is putting our money where our mouth is.
The Scripps Howard Foundation gave Bryan and College Station Habitat for Humanity $1,000 to help families in need.
Julie Gurnon with BCS Habitat for Humanity says the money will go to a good cause, getting families into homes and out from homelessness.
"It was just a surprise and a blessing and it really... every donation we get helps us in our mission to build affordable homes for people in Bryan-College Station and in Brazos County. Right now we are currently building mostly in Bryan and College Station," she said.
Gurnon says the pandemic has made it a real challenge to get volunteers to build homes for families in need. Projects that would normally take a few months have now doubled in their construction time.
"That in itself is a huge thing, to be able to buy a home and afford it, and they can afford it because the mortgages are interest free. It's just life changing. People that have thought they'd never be able to own a home can," she said.
If you're interested in donating or volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Bryan College Station, click here.