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2017 Women Build Home Recipients
The McKnight Family

“Ecstatic” is the word Korrine McKnight uses when she describes her and children’s thoughts about becoming Habitat for Humanity of Martin County homeowners. It has been a long, sometimes hard, road for McKnight and her children, but the payoff is well worth the setbacks she said.

                Korrine, 28, a Martin County native grew up in a home with eight brothers and sisters. She will be the first of those siblings to own her own home.

Korrine went to school and has been working at the Florida Health Community Center as a Registered Medical Assistant. Currently, she and her two children, Adriana, 10, and Adrian, 7, are living in a three-bedroom home, with six other occupants.

“I am ecstatic to become a Habitat homeowner,” she said. “Nothing in the world could compare to me providing a firm foundation for my children.”

Those children love to have movie nights with their mom and play at the local park. Adriana has a wide variety of interests, including track and field, computer club, art club and music class. Adrian likes cars, airplanes and Legos – “Mommy’s little architect,” as Korrine calls him.

“The one thing they have is common is they both share Mommy’s heart,” she said.

Korrine first heard about Habitat for Humanity of Martin County from people in her community. When she first applied, she did not get approved. Nor did she get discouraged.

“That did not stop me,” she said. “Whatever was needed, I pushed forward to get it done. Today, look where I am. Ready to start a new endeavor.”

She reapplied and was approved, kicking off one of the most exciting chapters in her life.

“My heart races from the thought that when my children look at me they see Mommy the super hero. It means the world to me,” Korrine said. “For me, nothing is taken for granted. I give thanks always. Being a Habitat homeowner will make an enormous difference in my and my children’s lives. We are looking forward to the first step in our new beginning.”

Join the Women Build Committee!
We're gearing up for the 2017 Women Build by planning our fundraising and building efforts. Please join us on our Women Build committee. For more information, call 772-223-9940, or e-mail events@habitatmartin.org.

About Women Build
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women and girls to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women crews around the world have built thousands of homes since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year, hundreds of homes are added as affiliates, donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources. To learn how you can help, call (772) 223-9940 or e-mail volunteer@habitatmartin.org.

About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County
Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to help eliminate substandard housing by building homes for others, revitalizing neighborhoods, and transforming lives. Since its inception in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County has built 126 homes in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Stuart. For more information, call (772) 223-9940.

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