Patrick Michels
Tammy Blackmon in front of her new home.

In West Dallas, Habitat for Humanity is Cranking and "Crunkin'" It Out

Earlier this week, we told you about Habitat for Humanity's latest build project in West Dallas off Westmoreland Road. And, already, nine new homes are a couple days away from being ready for move-in.

Unfair Park stopped by yesterday and found 250 volunteers from all over the country scrambling around the walls and rooftops. All nine houses were being outfitted with siding and bricks, with the build scheduled to wrap on Friday afternoon. Along with volunteers, the residents were each working on their future homes.

"I don't do a lot of manual labor, so to see all these people crunkin' it here, it's really something," said Tammy Blackmon, an accountant with the Dallas Housing Authority who's moving into one of the homes. A mother of two pairs of twins, Blackmon was raised in Dallas and said she'll be the first one in her family to own a home.

"I'm learning something new every day. I'm listening to these lectures seriously, in case I need to repair something," she said.

You can check out photos from the construction in our slide show here. --Patrick Michels

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