It’s like Alan Jackson says in his song “Home,” And they made their house from a tool shed / Granddaddy rolled down on two logs / And they built walls all around it / And they made that house a home.
A home is what Alan presented to Keosha and Akori’ Yanah, a deserving single mom and her young daughter, on Friday (June 10). As a part of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz, Habitat for Humanity, an organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope; Ply Gem, one of North America’s largest building products manufacturers, and local builders were able to build a beautiful home to help Keosha’s family achieve strength, stability and self-reliance.
Alan joined forces with Ply Gem, as part of the Home for Good Project to help build 300 affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity. The Home for Good Project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million worth of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity to use to help families build more than 300 homes throughout the year. Alan’s song, “You Can Always Come Home,” is the anthem that will be played throughout the program.
During the home dedication there was not a dry eye in the house when Keosha spoke about how grateful and happy she was to have a place to call her own. “I made, I made it, I made it,” exclaimed Keosha during the ceremony. “I’d like to thank my loving and supportive family and everyone who put their blood sweat and tears into my beautiful home. Thank you.”
It was Alan, the program’s ambassador, who got to hand over the keys to the new home. “I’m so happy for you,” Alan said. “You know this is just a house. When I give you these keys, you and Akori’ are going to make this a home.”
Watch as Alan presents Keosha her brand new home:
Photos and Video by Lisa Konicki