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The Allen family

The Allen family is ready for the American dream! When Bernadette received the phone call that her family was going to own a Habitat home, she said she was jumping and screaming with the kids. She called her husband Jon to share the good news and he was in disbelief.

Jon said, “We always felt like we couldn’t get ahead. We don’t ever get picked for anything.”

When Jon finally realized the phone call was real, he started to dream. He is looking forward to having a garage or ‘man cave’. He is also excited about maintaining the house and loves all of the energy efficient features about Habitat homes, including the TEP guarantee.

Bernadette is looking forward to their two children having separate rooms. Their daughter, Alyssa, who is 12, is changing her mind about the color of her room constantly. Her brother, Jonny, who is 7, is set on army green.

The Allen family is grateful they were selected and are hoping this year goes by quickly! They’ve already started their sweat equity at the construction site and are having a blast.

Jon imagines the day, “our kids have kids and this home is grandma and grandpa’s house. This is going to be our house for the rest of our lives.”

Jon is a mechanic at Buck’s Automotive and Bernadette is a stay-at-home-mom and is also a certified Medical Assistant.

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