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Wake family gifted new home after facing homelessness

Posted February 2, 2021 10:38 p.m. EST

A Wake County family facing homelessness moved into a new home on Tuesday thanks to a partnership of organizations.

Vero Diagnostics and the Green Chair Project helped the family of seven into their first real, livable home.

"[It's] just been a long time to get in a house, and I'm just remembering how it was before," said Amber McLee.

"I feel great. I'm happy," added Lovonte Adams.

The family said they felt relief, happiness and overwhelmed. For more than two years, they have been living in a hotel.

"[It's] something I would never thought would happen," said Adams.

The two oldest children, Lovonte and Jordon Adams, have been working at COVID-19 testing sites for weeks.

They said they're excited to have their own beds.

"[It’s good to] come home and relax and just have a place to call home," said Lovonte Adams.

Mom said she's ready for family dinners.

"We have not been able to do that for years, and I'm excited to figure out what to cook and for us to sit down at that nice table and have dinner together," said McLee.

Pinnacle Financial Group is also setting up a bank account for the two oldest brothers and plans to match what they have earned working at the testing sites.

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