ABC 13 Home for Christmas: New homeowner finally gets to move in


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Lynchburg woman is in her new home thanks to our ABC 13 Home for Christmas with the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity.

Darlene Tucker got pretty choked up when it was her turn to address all the many people who had a hand in building her home, but she put a lot of work into it too.

It's been a long road since she first applied for her Habitat Home, but she worked hard to earn it.

Habitat requires 200 hours of sweat equity, but she's gone well beyond that.

Now, Tucker and her son, who will turn two-years-old on Friday, have a new home just in time for Christmas.

"Darlene's going to pay for it and she'd going to make a monthly payment just like anybody who owns a home," said Donna Vincent, the Executive Director of the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity.

Tucker currently lives in a townhome with her mom too, her mom is not moving into the home.

She plans to move clothing in on Wednesday and then furniture on Thursday, but she said she can't wait to have Christmas in her new home.

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