Nick Saban charity helps build 18th Habitat home in Tuscaloosa

Nathan Law

With Joselyn Hamner counting off, Habitat for Humanity volunteers lifted framing for an exterior wall Monday morning for the Nick’s Kids Foundation’s 18th national championship house in a residential area behind Maude Whatley Health Center. Hamner then used a tool to secure the framing to the foundation.  The shrieks of drills and the […]

With Joselyn Hamner counting off, Habitat for Humanity volunteers lifted framing for an exterior wall Monday morning for the Nick’s Kids Foundation’s 18th national championship house in a residential area behind Maude Whatley Health Center. Hamner then used a tool to secure the framing to the foundation. 

The shrieks of drills and the echoes of hammers are sounds of progress and opportunity for Hamner; this house, once complete, will be home to her and her two children, a 5-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter.

“It really is a blessing,” Hamner said. “Me and my kids will be able to be stable and have a house of our own.”

Hamner, who is a housekeeper at the University of Alabama, told The Tuscaloosa News that she has been living with her mother and that the living space is tight for the small family. She is looking forward to being a first-time homeowner and having separate rooms for her children in the new house. 

“My son is excited. He’s so ready for his own room,” Hamner said, adding that he currently shares a room with his sister.

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