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Local family has new home thanks to Habitat of Humanity in Grayson County

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POTTSBORO, TX -- A local family has a new home Sunday night thanks to the Habitat of Humanity of Grayson County.

It was a happy yet emotional day for the Jordan family of Pottsboro. The family says this has been an overwhelming experience. The family of eight will be moving from a 2 bedroom into their very own 4 bedroom home.

Many friends were on hand to celebrate the Jordan family's new home today. Directors for the organization say the Jordan family had been working on the home for months while continuing to serve other projects. The habitat model is that you put work on other people's homes before you can qualify to get your own home. The Jordan family hit 500 hours this past week and directors say more than 250 volunteers donated over 3 thousand hours on this project alone.

“They’ve contributed more than necessary to qualify for their home and now they’re going to get it,” said Laurie Mealy, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “It is truly a community effort. It just would not be possible for a few habitat volunteers to be able to do this. It really does take a community.”

The Jordan family’s current neighbor also donated time on the new home. Eudora Emory says today is a good day, but she’ll miss having the Jordan’s close by.

“I’m really happy for them,” said Emory. “The needed a bigger home, they’ve overcome a lot of obstacles, this being a major one. So I think things are just going to be good ahead of this.”

The family says they're grateful to the Texoma community.

"just that its a blessing to call it our home and that we helped build it," said Cheyenne Jordan.

"I'm so excited my papa is going to bring and build my own bed,” said Lexi Jordan, the youngest Jordan.

The family won't move into the home until it goes to close which will be this coming Tuesday. But they say they'll start moving in furniture Sunday night.