Chico, Calif. -- Habitat for Humanity of Butte County began building homes for two families Saturday morning. The McHugh and Meza-Lopez families are two low-income families who were selected for homes during the summer.
The wall-raising ceremony signifies the beginning of the building process and a promise of a more stable and secure future.
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Nicole Bateman, said this is a life-changing opportunity that allows families to better invest in their children and their community.
Issac Meza is one of the recipients. He builds luxury homes for a living, but he hasn't been able to afford a home for himself and his family until now.
"I always wish I could have one of those homes for me. This home is not luxury, but it's going to be mine. I always wanted a home for my family to live in and this is it," said Meza.
The non-profit has helped build 32 homes for 31 families. In total, 54 adults and 86 children have been helped in Butte County.
This is truly about building a fresh start from the ground up.