Caregiver receives home from Habitat for Humanity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Lexington mother of four walked into her first house today.

Antoinette Screetch brought her kids to the podium for moral support. She thanked her friends, family and those who made building her new home possible.

“I’ve had a lot of hard times this year, I lost my mom and they’ve been there the whole time,” Screetch told the crowd while holding back tears.

Screetch’s first house has a bedroom for her and each of her four children. The home also has a garage and a backyard for the kids to play.

Screetch works as a caregiver, and Habitat for Humanity believes this reward is well deserved for someone who spends her life serving others.

“She serves and gives back to the community everyday in her work, and I think that’s particularly special,” said Lexington Habitat for Humanity CEO Rachel Childress.

Big Blue Build, Smith and Nephew, PNC Bank, Schneider Electric and the Pat Smith Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund helped sponsor the building of the home.

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