Fresno Family has a Place to Call Home

June 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Fresno family of seven is celebrating their first day in a new house after years of financial struggles.The Xiong family put out the welcome mat Saturday on their home in the Habitat for Humanity subdivision in southwest Fresno.

They put in more than 500 hours of work on house construction so they could get the home done. Ye Xiong says he's happy his five kids will now grow up in a safe community.

Tony Miranda, Habitat for Humanity, says "Having a stable place for the family to call home is a key to the success of the young folks, so when we see this family and the little ones, we feel like we're giving them a real chance to be successful in this world."

The Xiong's home is in the crossroads subdivision that habitat is building. There are now five homes left to build and the subdivision should be finished by November.


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