Recipient Family Named for EXIT Realty's Habitat for Humanity Corporate Build in Salt Lake City, Utah
It is great to see a Utah family receive a home that EXIT Realty agents had a hand in building! Thanks to all those Utah, Nevada and Idaho EXIT Realty Associates, family and friends who've helped with this community event!
EXIT Realty agents and members of the community converged on Salt Lake City, Utah earlier this year for a rainy building blitz week for the company's corporately sponsored Habitat for Humanity home. Recently a recipient family for this home was named.
Bernadette Deschine and her 18-year-old son Niko Amaya, have invested their time in sweat equity, both on this project and other Habitat for Humanity homes to qualify. "I came to Utah about 28 years ago from New Mexico to live here with my older sisters," said Deschine. "I come from a big family with no parents. My mother passed away when I was at the age of two and my father left us the following year at the age of three. It has been hard without any parents but I am determined to be the best parent possible [and to] provide what I can for my son."
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for low-income families around the world. "I feel it’s very important to get a house, because [I] can own it rather than renting and throwing [my] money away," said Deschine. "Having a house is helpful to provide a safe, comfortable environment for single parents like myself. I am very thankful for programs, supporters, and a sponsor like EXIT to help people like me."
A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is dedicated to its charity of choice. To date, $2 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity and 16 homes across North America have received full corporate sponsorship. For more information about EXIT Realty's work with Habitat for Humanity please visit http://www.exitrealty.com/habitat. For more information about Habitat for Humanity's work around the world, please visit http://www.habitat.org/.
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