The Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA) and its dealer members, Habitat for Humanity has begun construction on a home in Granbury’s Rancho Brazos, the community that was heavily damaged by the May 15 tornado.
“It is very gratifying to actually be able to see our dealers’ donations being used for such a worthwhile enterprise. Habitat for Humanity is an inspiring organization, and we are so proud to join forces with them on this project,” said Lee Chapman, president of the DFW NCDA.
Julian and Cristina Martinez, their three-year-old daughter and baby on the way will live in the Habitat for Humanity home. According to John Quilty, board president of Habitat for Humanity of Hood County, the Martinez family was living in a home in Rancho Brazos that was badly damaged by the May 15 E-4 tornado that struck the Granbury area.
Habitat for Humanity provides a hand-up, not a hand-out, for eligible families. Habitat partner families, such as the Martinez family, make a $700 down payment and contribute at least 300 hours of sweat equity in the building of Habitat homes. Families have a no-interest, 20-year mortgage, covering the cost of materials used in the building of the home.
“Without the support of the DFW NCDA and its dealer members, this dream would not be possible,” Quilty said.
Press Release submitted by: DFW NCDA