Travis and Mary Svoboda are partnering with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to build STABILITY, SECURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE.
They are anxious to have bedrooms for everyone, to have a place for all to sleep, to be warm and safe.
Travis & Mary know how to get-by. They’ve managed to raise 6 children including 4 adopted children in a 2-bedroom apartment by sacrificing bedroom space for themselves, opting for couches so the kids can sleep in beds. They’ve managed with an unsafe and unhealthy basement by cleaning backups and wiping down mold. They’ve barely managed to stay ahead with their $980 rent. And yet, they kept dreaming of owning a home, a dream that is finally coming true.
In store for the Svoboda family is a 6-bedroom, 2 bath home in Brainerd. They look forward to not worrying about moving to new places all the time and to maybe even save some money. They are anxious to have bedrooms for everyone, to have a place for all to sleep, to be warm and safe. They are ready for the responsibility of taking care of their own place and to be able to fix things as needed.
Mary cried tears of joy when she learned that Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity selected her family to become homeowners through their program. Much like Mary & Travis opened their hearts and made a home for their daughter’s children by adopting them, they now hope the community opens their hearts to help raise funds and to volunteer building their Habitat for Humanity home.
For the Svoboda family, their Habitat for Humanity home is more than a house. It’s their opportunity to build STRENGTH, SECURITY AND SELF-RELIANCE.