STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Starkville family moves into their new home on Beattie Street. Its the construction of the 5th Maroon Edition Habitat For Humanity House.
For years now, Mississippi State University and Habitat For Humanity have been teaming up to build homes for people who otherwise might not ever become homeowners.
MSU students, faculty and staff volunteer to help build a Beattie Street house throughout the fall semester. Marcus and Raven hendrix and their two children also invested sweat equity in their home. Raven Hendrix who has been renting for the last 10 years is glad to be in their 3 bedroom two bath home.
“You just think about that could have went in on a house. So now that we have one, I’m excited, I feel like I have everything now with my family and the new home,” said Raven Hendrix.
“The people who support the home help build the home. Its just a great feeling and I’m really excited right now. I can’t really express the feeling,” said Marcus Hendrix.
To go with their three bedroom home, MSU President Doctor Mark Keenum presented the family with a new bible.