WARREN - Since the 1980s, Habitat for Humanity of Trumbull County has remodeled and constructed homes for local families and recently completed their 44th home.
The Derrick Taylor family of Warren was presented the keys to the remodeled home at 2237 Hamilton St. S.W.
Pastor Brian Bryne, chairman of the local Habitat for Humanity, said the work done by the many volunteers to transform the house over eight months was ''amazing.''
"The volunteers did a fantastic job. Anyone would be proud to live in a house like this," he said.
John Garland, project manager, said the home was made possible by all the work and cooperation among the volunteers and Taylor, who worked for more than six months.
"We are all proud of how the home looks. We can all take pride in the workmanship. It was a great team effort,'' Garland said.
Taylor, along with his daughter, Drazia, and stepson, Armonte, will begin living in the one-story home.
Taylor said Habitat for Humanity made it possible for him to have a home.
"Thank you for giving me this opportunity,'' he said.
Carmen Santone, past president, said this is the 44th home Habitat has either refurbished or constructed. He said the volunteers help to transform abandoned or aged homes into modernized ones. They also construct new homes.
Garland said work began on the home last summer.
Drazia Taylor said she was excited about her new home, especially her new bedroom, which she showed to all the guests there for the dedication.
She said since she has moved to a new home, she will be attending Jefferson K-8 School. She currently attends Willard K-8 on the other side of the city.