House #60

The Gaines Family

Gaines Family
Habitat's Veterans Build program is pleased to welcome Ayanah Gaines as our future homeowner for Habitat's 60th house build in Houston County.

"I am excited about the opportunity to be considered for a new home as a veteran applicant. I have served our beautiful country for a total of almost 18 years to date. Presently, I am in the Army Reserves and a single mother of three awesome children ; Antoine (15), Ayanah (14), and Peyden (8)," says Ayanah.

Struggling with tarsal tunnel in both feet, non-traumatic compartment syndrome in both legs, and radiculopathy in the spine, this hard-working mom commutes two hours a day to work to provide for her family. In addition, she is a senior online student in pursuit of a bachelors degree in Special Education.

Paying exorbitant rent and living in a deteriorating and unsafe home is what brings this family to Habitat.

Ayanah enjoys gardening and loves beautifying the exterior of her home. "Living in a rental, I prayed to God and believed that one day I would own a home in which I can bring stability to my children and be able to plant my favorite Lantanas without any fear of uprooting them."

When asked what inspirational word she has chosen to christen her future Habitat home, she simply replied "Faith." Please help Habitat give a hearty welcome to this hard-working veteran.

"A house is to a family what soil is to a plant. We all seem to know this deep down. You can pull a plant up out of the soil, pour all the water in the world on it, give it plenty of sunlit, and it will eventually die because it is not rooted. A plant needs to be rooted. A family is like that. If a family is not rooted it wil l not flourish. It will not grow...will not blossom. But once a family is well-rooted, all kinds of wonderful things will begin to happen." - Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity


Volunteer alongside the Gaines family at the jobsite. You can contact our volunteer coordinator at (478) 328-3388 x2 or register on our volunteer calendar.

Press Release

06/01/2019 - Veteran, mother of 3 receives new home thanks to this Houston County organization


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