Habitat for Humanity gives vets, families new home

Two veterans now have a new place to call home in Westchester, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. An army of volunteers turned two formerly foreclosed houses in Yonkers into a place to call home for two

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2014, 3:40 AM

Updated 3,512 days ago

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Two veterans now have a new place to call home in Westchester, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.
An army of volunteers turned two formerly foreclosed houses in Yonkers into a place to call home for two Iraq War veterans and their families in the newly named Battle Hill neighborhood.
The Roushion and Ortiz families are the recipients of the homes.
"It's amazing," says Tara Ortiz. "It's a blessing. I haven't been here since the house was gutted, not allowed to be around, to see the progress. I'm speechless."
News 12 has learned that the structures are the first two Habitat for Humanity homes for veterans in Westchester County.
The organization also repairs homes for senior veterans.
 


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