Needy Muskogee Family Moves Back Into Rehabbed Home
By Craig Day, The News On 6
MUSKOGEE, OK -- A Muskogee mom and her children will start 2010 off in a new home, thanks to the generosity of volunteers.
Before Thanksgiving, The News On 6 told you how carpenters, electricians, roofers and other volunteers stepped in to save the day when the home was condemned and set to be demolished.
Thursday, the family got to move in to their totally remodeled home.
All these people are getting a look at what kindness can accomplish, what teamwork can achieve, what caring hearts and talented hands can build.
Tina Brown's home was condemned but volunteers would not let it be demolished. They would not let Tina Brown and her children lose their home.
Randy Campbell, Homes by Custom Touch, said, "The house was going to be torn down, the family was going to be without a house and a home and we could do something about it."
"I just prayed and asked God to give me a miracle, and he did just that. He gave me a miracle," Brown said.
Just eight weeks and thousands of hours later that prayer was answered.
More than 200 volunteers renovated the home and even added a second floor. It went from 1200 square feet to 2900, three bedrooms to eight.
Many people Thursday came not only to see it but also to witness Brown and her children as they see it for the first time.
"I've had a lot of people help me fill my dreams in my life, and to give someone else their dream is the best feeling in the world," Campbell said.
Everyone is fully furnished and customized to fit their personalities.
They can't make enough tissues for moments like these.
"Oh this is definitely the Lord's doing and it's marvelous in my eyes," Brown said.
They are shocked. They're amazed. But most of all, they are very grateful.
"Oh God is so good, he's so good," Brown said.
It's a new years eve they will never forget and as one year comes to an end, they look forward to many happy years to come in their home.
One built on love and with the kindness of others.
"Today is probably one of the most rewarding days of my life," Campbell said.
"It just proves that there is still love in the world, there's still good people in the world," Brown said.