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The American Dream is Now a Reality for Fayetteville Family

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FAYETTEVILLE — For many, the American dream is home ownership. Unfortunately, for some, that dream is out of reach. Habitat for Humanity makes dreams come true.

And that's exactly what happened for Cynthia Edwards. On Sunday, she became a homeowner.

Listen toauorReal Audiofile."Cynthia, I say welcome home. Enjoy your new home, and thank you."

Surrounded by friends and family, Edwards and her children Danielle and Willie, shared her joy with volunteers like Tracey Fountain-Hall, who helped make her dream a reality.

Listen toauorReal Audiofile."It's just so special to be involved in a community project that you know is really helping someone who genuinely needs the help and who can truly benefit from it. So it's obviously a very touching project I'm glad to be a part of."Goldston's Building Supply along with WRAL-TV and Habitat for Humanity came together to build Edwards' house. Hours of labor paid off today when Edwards and her children got to see their new home. Danielle is very proud of her new home and those who helped build it.

Listen toauorReal Audiofile."I'm proud of everybody who volunteered to come out and work to make this dream come true."Everyone pitched in when it was time to plant the dogwood tree. What house would be complete without landscaping?

Listen toauorReal Audiofile."I'm extremely ecstatic about the house and the speed in which it was completed. I'm grateful for everything that was done for me and the kids."

Another Habitat house was dedicated this weekend in Durham. More houses will go up this spring.