2 years after home donated in Maple Hill, family still cannot move in

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) —  Two years after the community rallied together to help a little girl and her family get a new house, they still have not been able to move in.

In 2015, folks all over the Cape Fear raised more than $14,000 to pay to move a donated house to a little girl with intellectual disabilities in Maple Hill.

The house has been burglarized for the second time prolonging the move-in yet again.

In April 2015, Tammy Motley began getting permits and furniture so her student Aaliyah and her family could move into the home she found for them. The home was donated from a veteran who was getting a new home from the Wounded Warrior Foundation. The home was moved to Aaliyah’s family’s plot. The home was burglarized just two months later.

Motely said after two years and another $16,000 trying to get the house up to code, Aaliyah’s family was just about to move into it. On April 22, Motley said someone stole the heating and AC unit from the house.

After replacing it and another installation, Motley is hoping Aaliyah will finally be able to move into the house in about two weeks.

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