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25 News KRHD gives $1,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity BCS through Scripps Howard Foundation

Posted at 8:16 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 21:16:20-05

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.