“Building communities where families can thrive."

Aviles family

We are happy to have partnered with the Aviles Family for our Fall 2016 build. Rolando and Maria relocated to Texas from California to escape the drugs, violence and high cost of living expenses. Overall they were happy to be in Texas, but the struggle to find a decent home for their family has been a never ending battle.

Rolando and Maria are the hard-working parents of four children: Valerie, Andrew, Priscilla, and Marlene. Rolando has worked as a custodian at Compass Group North for the last 1 ½  years and Maria has worked for Denton ISD as a child nutritionist for 6 ½ years.

When asked what they wanted to achieve after purchasing their Habitat Home, Maria said that she and Rolando hope to start saving money for their children’s college education. The children are very excited to finally get their own rooms and space to enjoy their home!

Aviles family

Bukassa family

We partnered with the Bukassa family to build their Habitat Home in 2015, dedicated to the family on August 30, 2015. The Bukassa family is made up of Joseph and Eunice Bukassa and their seven children: Daniella, Nathan, Naomie, Marthe, Bernice, Joseph, and Abigael.

In 2005, the Bukassa Family sought refuge from the war-stricken area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joseph, a native of the Congo, was a pastor who started many churches in Africa and Israel, spreading the word of God. Upon their arrival in the United States, both Joseph and Eunice immediately began taking classes to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After becoming a CNA, Joseph decided that he could better provide for his family by becoming a driver in the health care industry. He later decided to become a taxi driver with his own taxi service, while Eunice continued her education in nursing, taking courses to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Eunice received her permanent residency in 2010 and Joseph became a US citizen in December 2014. 

The Bukassa family has assimilated perfectly to life in America. They learned English immediately but continued their multi-lingual culture. In fact, the entire family speaks as many as four other languages, including: French, Swahili, Lingala, and Kikongo. 

During the building process, we asked Joseph and Eunice why they wanted to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Denton County. Eunice replied, “We will finally be able to purchase our own home. We want to raise our children in a way that is not financially stressful. By purchasing an affordable home, we will have a better opportunity to do so.” The Bukassas are now able to provide the necessary groundwork and foundation for their children to be successful. Joseph and Eunice are channeling the fruits and seeds of their ministry and Habitat for Humanity could not be more proud to have partnered with them on their journey.

Bukassa family

acevedo family

The Sandra Acevedo and her five children: Luis, Miguel, Gionathan, Jadein and Mya were given the keys to their new Habitat home in September 2016. Prior to the completion of the home, Sandra expressed her goal of  “providing her children a safe environment to build their dreams.” Now, she has the means to do just that!

Sandra Acevedo, a hard-working and dedicated mother, is currently enrolled full-time at Western Governors University Online and has been working from home in order to save money. As the financial and project manager of her family, Ms. Acevedo understands the importance of a budget. Her goal is to steadily pay off all of her financial debts so that one day she and her children may travel as a family. Sandra offered that “{her} experience is proof that one can jump any obstacle that is thrown in your way, as long as you have faith and you can persevere,” as a piece of encouragement to others.

Additionally, the Acevedo children have dreams of their own. The three oldest boys have already started thinking about their future career goals. Luis is interested in music/video production and plans to attend the Art Institute of Dallas in a few years. Miguel is interested in becoming a travel RN and is currently looking into North Central Texas College’s RN program. Gionathan is interested in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice. He plans to join the FBI and is interested in pursuing studies at the University of North Texas.

We are excited to have had the honor of partnering with the Acevedo family as our first family in Pilot Point and wish them all the best with their future pursuits!

acevedo family

Salazar family

We had the honor of working with the Salazar Family during the winter of 2016. The Dedication for their home took place on February 2, 2016. 

Mayra Salazar is the cornerstone of her family. She is the sole provider, leader, and single mother of five bright children, her reasons for her continuous strive to do better. Celia, the oldest, is a free–spirit that loves expressing herself through drawing and painting. Hector, on the other hand, is a typical boy who loves sports, especially soccer. Carla loves music and likes to sing. Her brother Jesus is a movie buff and action hero fan who loves Batman and Jurassic Park. Lastly, there is little Carolina, whose hobbies are still being discovered. 

Ms. Salazar is a steady, full-time employee at Aldi Warehouse. She exemplifies all the values that the Habitat community stands for: she’s hardworking, has overcome struggles, and is willing to do whatever it takes to raise her family in a stable and safe environment.Prior to the build, Mayra’s hope was that, “God gives me the good health I need to work and achieve so that I can show fellow single moms that by having faith you, too, can purchase your own home.” What an amazing goal! Habitat for Humanity of Denton County is proud to have worked with Ms. Salazar and her family.

Salazar family