Habitat volunteers start work on Freehold home

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County broke ground Saturday on a new home for a family in need. The ground-breaking took place on the 100

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County broke ground Saturday on a new home for a family in need.

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County broke ground Saturday on a new home for a family in need. (12/5/15)

FREEHOLD - Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County broke ground Saturday on a new home for a family in need.

The ground-breaking took place on the 100 block of Center Street.

The home is the 20th new home Habitat for Humanity will build in Freehold since 1990.

Elizabeth Reyes, of Long Branch, will be the new home's owner. Reyes is a single mother of two teenagers, including one with special needs.

Reyes and her family have lived in a one-bedroom apartment for nearly two decades. She says her first home will provide the safety and security that she has not been able to provide for her children.

"I feel like this is definitely a miracle for us," Reyes says. "Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization."

The home's construction is expected to be completed by next spring.

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