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Family settling into Habitat home
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Forsyth County News

A new Habitat for Humanity home was recently dedicated in north Forsyth.

Volunteers, sponsors and Habitat of North Central Georgia crew leaders broke ground on the house in June and completed it in 13 weeks.

According to a release from Habitat, Sara Wilson and her two children were a perfect fit for the organization, which builds homes for those in need.

Since her selection, Wilson has taken 10 educational courses on topics such as managing a budget and home maintenance.

She also completed 300 sweat equity hours, working not only on her own home but also on other Habitat projects.

Fran Whitlow Solivan, chair of the local Habitat’s selection committee, said in a statement that officials knew they had "found something special in Sara and her family."

"Our organization is committed to helping qualified families earn a home of their own to grow their families," she said, adding that Wilson’s story is "truly remarkable."

According to a news release from Habitat, Wilson is a former resident of a domestic violence shelter and a victim advocate for Forsyth Family Haven.

The organization provides shelter and other assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Wilson is also a public speaker for Family Haven and the United Way of Forsyth County and a member of the Optimist Club and First Baptist Church of Cumming.

In addition, she volunteers with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, working with Hispanic domestic violence victims.