Pottsboro family of eight gets a new home

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POTTSBORO, TX - This Father's Day is extra special for one Pottsboro family who received the keys to their brand new home. Sunday, News 12's Daniella Rivera was there, as four generations of Jordan family men celebrated Father's Day with the dedication of a Habitat for Humanity home they all helped build.

"We never thought that we would own a house, much less a brand new one. Thank you guys," said Kristal Jordan tearfully as she addressed Grayson County community members at the dedication of her new house Sunday.

Michael and Kristal Jordan have six children, and they've all been living together in a two bedroom house in Pottsboro, but that's all about to change.

"It's really exciting. It's actually a new beginning for all of us and we're actually really excited to have it," said Cheyenne Jordan, who's been sleeping in the living room with her sister for years.

Sunday, the family of eight, along with Habitat for Humanity, and members of the community, came together to dedicate this brand new home.

The Jordans have put in more than 500 hours of labor since they started building in March, and this Father's Day, four generations of Jordan men are celebrating a house they built together.

"The dad in the family is a construction worker, he's a carpenter, his dad's a carpenter, his Grand dad's a carpenter!" said Laurie Mealy, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity.

And Michael Jordan's three sons also worked on the house.

"Only thing I can say is hallelujah! It's great that I got to live long enough to be here today. That's a blessing. That's a screaming blessing," said great grand father Raymond Jordan.

The land the Jordan's built their home on was donated to Habitat for Humanity through the City of Pottsboro and the school district, Grayson College, and Grayson County, and already has a Habitat home on it just behind the Jordan home.

"Fourteen people are living in these houses back to back," said Mealy.

More than 250 volunteers helped in the construction of the house, and now, the new homeowners will make monthly payments, as they turn this house into a home.

Habitat for Humanity currently has land available in Sherman, Denison, Van Alstyne, and Whitewright. To find out if you're eligible for a new home, or to volunteer or donate, contact the Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County at: 903-893-0009.

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