Habitat for Humanity has been hard at work in Carroll County, just this week they cut the ribbon on a new home for a mom named Zoe.

Zoe was in desperate need for a home after her landlord told her and her family of four they needed to vacate their previous rented home. As she began her search for a more permanent home, she prayed something would happen for her. The next morning, her prayers were answers when she saw an ad in the newspaper from the local Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County.

The ad stated Habitat for Humanity was seeking a qualified family in Carroll County to fill their newest project located in Westminster, MD—Zoe decided to apply. Habitat for Humanity selected Zoe after careful review of all the applicants because Zoe and her family would be the best fit for the new home in Westminster, and a great fit for the downtown Westminster, MD area in general.

If you’re unaware of the process Habitat goes through to transform their housing projects into dream homes, it is quite breath-taking. The house in particular which Zoe was awarded was foreclosed and badly vandalized. Dozens of volunteers donated many long hours of their time to rehab, build, and finish the once dilapidated home turning it into Zoe’s dream home.

After a ceremony highlighting the entire process and success story, guests gathered outside the newly remodeled home to perform the traditional scissor cutting on December 13th, 2016. Zoe’s daughter did the honors of cutting the ribbon with a giant pair of red Habitat for Humanity Scissors.

Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County works to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. For more information on Habitat of Carroll County visit cchabitat.org.