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Antioch Family Celebrates Christmas in New Home

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by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- An Antioch family has a new home this Christmas courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

The Stove family—Jimmy, Cassandra, Sharonda, and Tawana—are first time homeowners, and they said the chance to spend the holidays in a new home really means a lot.

"I want to thank Habitat for everything," said Cassandra Stove. "They have given my family a second chance, a second chance at life."

The home features a full kitchen, four bedrooms, a backyard and plenty of space.  Cassandra said it is more than they could have ever imagined.

"Where I used to live there was an abandoned home and people running back and forth using drugs," said Cassandra.  "Now I feel I am safe.  I feel like my family is secure."

Cassandra is a recovering drug addict, and said the fresh start provides hope for her family. 

"It's just been a rough life for me," said Cassandra.  "Just being able to be here, I never thought in a million years that I would have my own home."

Habitat for Humanity continues to build homes for families in the Nashville area.  The Spring build will be gin Feb. 23.  Supporters are also encouraged to donate items to any of the four ReStores in the Nashville area, or make a contribution to help a family in need at www.habitatnashville.org.

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