Central Oklahoma Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 1,000th Home

Monday, March 9th 2020, 7:16 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois

The Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 1,000th home Monday.

Recipient Brittani Githiri cried tears of joy as she was handed the keys to her new home.

“I remember, growing up as a little girl, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity where I grew up,” Githiri said.

Githiri is now a mother of two, and officially became a homeowner thanks to the organization.

“It's just overwhelming and it's such an honor for my boys and I both,” Githiri said.

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Governor Kevin Stitt also attended the celebration.

CEO Ann Felton Gililand said she’s looking forward to the next 1,000 homes.

“For limited income families this is one of the best ways for them to have the opportunity to own their own home, to be in a safe neighborhood and a good school district,” Gililand said.

After going from the volunteer to the recipient, Githiri said she is forever thankful.

“I'm really excited to get settled in and get the boy's rooms put together and start making memories,” Githiri said.