BoNhia Lee, Reporter, Fresno Bee - Photos taken by: Eric Paul Zamora, Fresno Bee
Choua Vang remembers the first night her family slept in the new southwest Fresno home they built nearly eight years ago through Habitat for Humanity. Vang, the oldest of nine children, finally got her own room at age 21. Her brother got one, too, while the younger sisters shared.
A Habitat housing coordinator and her husband donated new beds to the family, but the big living room in the five-bedroom home was the most inviting.
“We all grabbed pillows and blankets and slept in the living room for the first two nights,” Vang said. “We were so excited.” The Vangs are one of 129 Fresno County families that have achieved the American dream of owning a home with the help of Habitat for Humanity Fresno County. The Christian housing ministry this month is celebrating its 30th anniversary...