The Gilbert Family

Overcrowding and paying rent that absorbed half of their income, the Gilbert family looked forward to their Independence Day when they would own a home. Providing a good life for their three children in a safe, decent home filled with love was the Gilbert family’s greatest dream.

Habitat for Humanity Delaware County and hundreds of volunteers and donors helped them fulfill their dream. Experience as a carpenter made it comfortable for Kenny Gilbert to complete his “sweat equity”, but it was a learning experience for his wife Tamika. She so marveled at watching a home take shape from the ground up that she still keeps a jar of dirt from the excavation of the site.