Habitat for Humanity volunteers build home in Mastic

A medical assistant is helping to build her own home in Mastic with Habitat for Humanity. Over the past 25 years, Mirlande Victor became a

Habitat for Humanity hopes the home will be ready to move into at the end of the year.

Habitat for Humanity hopes the home will be ready to move into at the end of the year. (3/7/17)

MASTIC - A single mother of two children is getting her own home in Mastic thanks to the Suffolk Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mirlande Victor qualified for the home because of her low income. She also must put in 300 hours of "sweat equity" - not only working on her home, but other Habitat homes.

Volunteer home builders were on site Tuesday helping in the first steps of the home's construction. The group hopes to have the family move in at the end of the year.

"My kids have been waiting for their own room, their own backyard, their own house," says Victor. "Their dream home."

Volunteer Jack Ringold has been building Habitat homes for the past 16 years.

"It's just a lot of fun and it keeps me out of trouble," he told News 12.

More than 200 families are on a waiting list for a Habitat home in Suffolk County.

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