The Summit County chapter of Habitat for Humanity officially made two families new homeowners on Sunday.
Julie Valentine is moving into the Berwin Street home in North Hill on Monday after getting the keys at a Habitat ceremony at her new home.
Like other Habitat for Humanity homeowners, Julie also contributed "sweat equity"...as did her family.
"My daughter and I, friends, family, churches, companies," Valentine tells AkronNewsNow.com, "a lot of people put a lot of love and hard work into this."
Elsewhere in North Hill on Sunday, Yvonne Woolridge got the keys to her new home on Vesper Street. Both women have families with young children, and both came from rental units.
A number of corporate and individual donors, nearly 200 volunteers and even construction help from corporate CEOs made the homes a reality.
Like Woolridge, Valentine can't say enough about Habitat workers, and volunteers and donors.
"They're just amazing people who love people," she says, "and want you to...want everyone to just have a place to live and be comfortable and happy with what they have."