A broad smile broke across Lilly Hindenberger's face when she lifted the keys to her new home. She was joined by family, friends, volunteers and Habitat staff on the day her house was dedicated, Friday, Sept. 22.
It took many months of effort, but she and her partner, Greg, and her sons Daniel and Frankie worked hundreds of sweat equity hours to finish the house that was started at Rockbridge County High School. Students in the Building Trades program constructed the largest part of the house on school grounds, then it was moved by crane to its foundation in Greenhouse Village. Habitat volunteers and the Hindenbergers finished the home with siding, roof shingles, paint and more.
"Having the opportunity to get a Habitat home feels like winning the lottery," she said.
Lilly and her family lived in a rented house with cracks in the ceiling and floors that allowed m