A new home for a family in need


MAPLE HILL, NC (WWAY) — For Aaliyah and her family, watching their new home come slowly but surely down the road Saturday was enough to keep them waiting by the curb for hours.

Aaliyah’s teacher, Tammy Motely, has been spearheading a campaign now for several months to get Aaliyah, her two sisters, and her grandmother a new home. 

When the big day finally arrived, friends, family, and neighbors gathered in the front yard to watch and cheer as the donated home, complete with porch, traveled from its original home on Highway 53 to its new location on Webbtown Road.

Although the house only moved about a mile down the road, it was no easy job ensuring that neither Aaliyah’s new home nor any surrounding property was damaged in transport. A team of workers started moving the house at around 6:30 a.m. and finally arrived on Webbtown Rd. at around noon.

The children could barely contain their smiles as they talked about their new rooms and exploring their new house, and grandmother, Rosalee Booker said she never thought something like this would happen to her.

Booker said she is incredibly thankful for the community’s support in making her family’s dreams come true.

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