Building Hope for 30 Years: Anita Murphy’s Story

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FullSizeRender (15)Anita Murphy’s life has been all about protecting her daughter.  12 years ago, Anita fell on hard times and was forced to live in a small home with 10 other people in North Church Hill.  At that time, the area she lived in was a very high crime area and Anita’s low point was when she had to teach her daughter to drop to the floor when she heard gunshots.  Anita knew her daughter deserved more; a safe, secure and stable environment to live.


While looking through the newspaper one day, Anita came across an article about the local Habitat for Humanity.  She knew this could be her opportunity.  She took a chance, applied and was accepted into the program.


11 years later, Anita and her daughter are thriving in their beautiful home in Chestnut Hills.  Anita is adamant about the importance of maintaining her home, inside and outside.  She knows that the better care she takes care of her home now, the more it will be worth when she passes it down to future generations.  Anita is such an inspiration when it comes to home maintenance, Richmond Habitat had her teach a class to future homeowners about the importance of curb appeal.


Anita is counting down the days until she makes her last mortgage payment – only 9 years to go!


How can you support families like Anita’s?

  • Make a monetary donation in honor of our 30th Anniversary.  Donate here!
  • Volunteer on our construction sites or at our ReStore.
  • Donate furniture, building materials and more to our ReStore.
  • Share our story with your friends and family!

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