Family receives new home in time for Thanksgiving

The spirit of giving was alive and thriving in Rock Hill Sunday. 

Habitat for Humanity of York County handed a family of five the keys to a brand new home. The hand off marked the completion of the organization’s 60th construction project. 

LaFonda McMullen was the recipient. McMullen is a single mom of four. She has spent the last two years logging more than 250 volunteer hours with the organization in order to become a first-time homeowner herself. Executive Director Tim Veeck said this is requirement for all Habitat recipients. 

Since becoming involved with the organization in 2013, McMullen said it has become a part of her everyday life. 

"I feel like I've gained another family,” said McMullen. “Another family, friends, just all the above. There's nothing negative I can say about Habitat. They've been there for me tremendously." 

The two major funders of McMullen's home were Wells Fargo and Freightliner. In addition, 15 other businesses and churches pitched in funds and provided volunteers.