Habitat for Humanity builds first home in Burgaw

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A mother of two is becoming a first time home owner with the help of Habitat for Humanity. It is the first home being built by the program in Burgaw.

“It’s like your first house. I have like a house. It’s mine so it’s very exciting, nervous at the same time,” Crystal Cromartie said.

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Cromartie has been working with the Habitat for Humanity program since April 2017. Now with the help of them and dozens of volunteers she is on her way to having a place to call her own. But she isn’t the only one excited to see the project completed.

“It feels a sense of accomplishment ya know it makes you feel good. You’re helping provide a nice house for a family,” volunteer Glenn Mcintosh said.

This house will soon be a home to Cromartie, her two children and her two nephews. She said they are all ready for move-in day.



“They’re really happy, they want me to ride by everyday just to see the progress,” Cromartie said.

Meanwhile this still feels like a dream come true for Cromartie, she said it can happen to anyone.

“It’s your chance to get your house, you just have to be willing and want to do it,” Cromartie said.

Cromartie said she the home will be ready in early April.