Saturday was a special day for a Fountain mother and her family.
Jamie O’Brien put in more than 300 hours into the building of her new home, which Habitat for Humanity dedicated in front of a cheering crowd.
O’Brien applied with the organization because she said she was concerned about the safety of her children because of gang activity in her neighborhood. In an effort to give her children a better life, she successfully completed the home ownership classes required by the organization and helped build her new home.
"The people I’ve met through the process, all those who volunteered their time to help others, it has truly restored my faith in humanity, and it was lost for a minute there," O’Brien said.
Habitat for Humanity is also building at a new location several blocks away from O’Brien’s house.
The organization has built more than 152 in El Paso County over the last 30 years.