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David and family

My name is David and I am a single father of 4 beautiful children: Nicole (15), Ashley (13), David Jr. (11) and last but not least my daughter Jenalise (9).

This chapter in my life couldn’t come at a better time. Struggling with the paying bills and trying to make school events is tough. I am a full time sous chef at Lillian’s Café in Niantic. While my children do homework and eat dinner, I get ready to head to my night shift. I moved to Connecticut in 2001 to better myself and the little girl that was due shortly after. Nothing has ever come easy for my family and myself, but I always strive to do the best that I can. With the grace of God, my children have had a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food in their bellies.

I was introduced to Habitat by a close friend who insisted I attend the first meeting to try to move forward with homeownership. In this meeting I sat and listened to all the information that Habitat had to offer families in need. Receiving the phone call after Habitat came to my home was just the very next step. “Congratulations Mr. Sanchez, you will now be a homeowner”, as she stated when I received the call. A huge weight fell off my shoulders knowing the opportunity that awaits my family and me. It is so surreal. I can’t wait to start the build of the home that will be for my family.

Thank you, Habitat for Humanity, for your generosity in helping so many families like my own. To a new beginning and a worthwhile journey!


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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

377 Broad Street
New London Connecticut, 06320
Telephone: 860-442-7890
Fax: 860-701-1334