Habitat for Humanity dedicates renovated home

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Habitat for Humanity dedicated a renovated home for an Albemarle County family Saturday afternoon.

Officials from the nonprofit organization held a ceremony in front of Norma Blanco-Leiva's new home.

The celebration is a culmination of her work in the community.

She is a native of El Salvador and has been working at Beer Run for 10 years.

Norma put in more than 200 hours of work at Habitat construction sites while raising three kids.

Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville, said homeowners make communities stronger.

"Homeownership makes neighborhoods strong. It helps families grow and stay strong," said Rosensweig. "It's really the best pathway towards a sustainable future."

He said they're currently working on refurbishing 17 homes.

He also mentioned that Habitat for Humanity will host a ceremony on June 1 to dedicate eight homes in the Lochlyn Hill neighborhood.

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