Leonardo’s Bedroom Wall is the Garage Door

Brrrr…if our Thanksgiving night-time temperatures were any indication, San Diego is in for a cold holiday season. Let us help take the chill off with this heart-warming story of a Habitat partner family.

Meet Alberto and Margarita and their three children: Monserrat, Alberto, Jr. and Leonardo. The family has been living in a “converted” garage for the past seven years. The two rooms of living space are clean, but drafty and not homelike. Leonardo’s bedroom wall is the garage door. The children are not allowed to play outside because of the criminal activity in the area.

In a few months, this family will move into a new 3-bedroom home built by the hands of Habitat for Humanity volunteers and funded by Habitat donors. Alberto, Jr. and Leonardo look forward to having their first real bedroom – with windows and real walls – and the opportunity to play safely outdoors. They will start a new life.

Over the past 23 years, Habitat has helped create homes for more than a hundred hard-working families – hundreds of children – throughout San Diego County. Yet, we know there are so many more children in need. This holiday season, learn how you can help create a warm, safe home for a child at http://www.sandiegohabitat.org.

Author: San Diego Habitat for Humanity

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. It is an autonomous 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally and builds locally. The Mission Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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