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Thank you to everyone who showed up to celebrate the Brooks Family at our home dedication on Saturday, January 29, 2022! It is so important that we come together as a community to build one another up and celebrate the achievements we’ve made together.

Thank you to those who participated in our program:

Welcome – Philip Golden, BAHFH Executive Director
National Anthem & The Road Home – Texas City HS Choir, directed by Rachel Smith & Matt Taylor
Invocation – Todd Hinz
Gift of Bread – Marge Ellison
Gift of Wine – Scott Stillman
Gift of Salt – Betsy Salbilla
Gift of The Bible – Abe Gallagher
Introduction of Guest – Julio Rodriguez
Comments by Valero – Cory Moss, VP & General Manager
Transfer of Key – Steve Regan
Texas City Community – Mayor Dedrick Johnson, Sr.
Response by Homeowner – Ebony Brooks
Blessing of the Home – Page Rander
Closing Remarks – Philip Golden

Homeownership is a difficult but rewarding accomplishment, and Bay Area Habitat is proud to have facilitated Ebony Brooks’ transition from apartment renter to homeowner! We could not have done this without the support of our board, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and more. Thank YOU for all that you do.

I want to thank Bay Area Habitat for Humanity and all the people involved in the decision to make our dream of owning a home a reality, because I know that love and kindness and believing that there are people who really care are still out there.

Ebony BrooksHabitat Homeowner
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  • Valerie Baggett says:

    Valero is a special place. I am proud to work for a company that gives through the hearts of its employees by volunteering or monetary donations. Congratulations, Ebony Brooks!

  • Jimlam says:

    Really interesting post!