Join us at 10am on Saturday, February 25th for a very special home dedication for Rozonna Robinson and her family.
Hear directly from Rozonna (who put in 500 sweat equity hours and will be purchasing the home from Habitat with a 0% interest, 30 year mortgage), watch the key handoff, tour the home, and enjoy lunch after the ceremony courtesy of the Robinson family. All are welcome! Open to the public!
A tremendous thank you to our sponsors Travelers Insurance, Blue Shield of California, Wells Fargo, NKBA California Capital Chapter, Intel, and all of our Big Day of Giving and CFC donors whose generous contributions provided the seed money to make this home possible. A huge thank you to all of our team builds and volunteers who put in over 2,500 hours working alongside Rozonna to build her home.
About Rozonna: Rozonna Robinson is a single mother* with two daughters – Keyairah who is 5 and T’Keyah who is 23, has a 3-year old, and suffers from severe lupus.
Rozonna works full-time as a bus driver with a rotating schedule that changes every three months. She comes out in between shifts and on her days off to work on her 500 hours of “sweat equity”. On her days doing sweat equity, Rozonna has started a tradition of praying with the volunteers before beginning the build day. “When I started the program, “ said Rozonna, “I thought it was just homeowners building their homes. Then I realized it was the volunteers, the donors, the sponsors – it was eye opening. It’s a lot of people out there helping build these homes for others. That’s such a blessing! That’s why I pray every day on the jobsite for the lord to bless this.” Rozonna has been working diligently on her 500 hours of sweat equity. Her daughter T’Keyah, due to her lupus, cannot be outdoors but has been helping in the ReStore. Rozonna admits that though, “At first the 500 hours were daunting, now I look forward to going out and learning something new while I build my house and other houses.” Says Rozonna, “Owning a home has always been on my bucket list, but I never thought it would happen. I always wanted to be a homeowner, but before Habitat I thought there was no way I’d be able to be a homeowner as a single mother. Now that it’s happening, I just dream of the day of being able to BBQ in my OWN backyard.”
Rozonna hopes after her home is complete, to find the time to complete her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Her daughter T’Keyah is currently attending City College.
*Rozonna recently became engaged!