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A Warren family receives a donated home for Christmas

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A family in Warren has received a donated home.

With only a few days until Christmas, Rahsan Daniels, Shaniece Lee and their three children made their way across East Market Street to see the newly renovated house.

"You may not know this, but several people in this community think highly of you," said Councilman Eddie Colbert, as he greeted the family outside.

Colbert explained to the family how much donated time and labor went into renovating the house.

Once the family went inside, they were overcome with emotion as they were greeted by community.

Kiisha Sanders, the Executive Director of Team Sanders, Inc., the non-profit that organizes the Home for Christmas Project, read to the family some of the letters of recommendation they received.

"They make no excuses and follow through with what they say they will do," read Sanders. "Working multiple jobs, going to school, and always, always, always getting their kids to school."

For the couple's children, they received more than new bedrooms, but also Christmas gifts under the tree.

"It is so awesome and I want to say the word epic," said one daughter.

The parents, who work three jobs and live paycheck-to-paycheck, made their way from room-to-room of their new house.

"I'm just so overwhelmed especially, we're expecting another baby," said an emotional Lee. "I thought it was just going to be so much harder."

"Never in a million years we thought we would be home owners. We work hard for our kids to make sure they are respectful and honorable and for this to happen at this time is just crazy and amazing," said Daniels.

This is the third year the non-profit organization has donated a home for Christmas.
 

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