ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An immigrant mother from Somalia has worked hard to purchase her own home and was able to move in just days after Independence day. The woman, who wishes to not be identified, purchased her home through Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
Former Rams Quarterback, Kurt Warner and his wife donated furniture for the home through their “First Things First Foundation” in partnership with Aarons Inc., and U-Haul.
"It represents families who have been in a struggle, who have worked their butts off to get to this point and they can't wait to have a place to call home and a place for a mom and dad to say this is your new home," Kurt Warner said.
The owner, a single mother who immigrated from Somalia and is a survivor of domestic abuse, didn’t want her family shown on camera, but said she was extremely grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime gift. Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis emphasizes the hard work it took for this woman to be able to afford a home for her and her four daughters. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis for more than six months to become a first-time homeowner. Habitat for Humanity said that required 350 hours of sweat equity, coursework in financial literacy and home maintenance to ensure she will be successful in caring for her property.
Habitat for Humanity said it is deeply grateful to Kurt and Brenda Warner, Aarons and U-Haul for providing this woman with furnishings for her home. The organization said this home is a result of determination, love for her children and commitment to paying down a mortgage loan for the next 30 years.