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Family Feature: The King Family Is Ready to Move into Their Roosevelt Gardens Home

After living in an unsafe neighborhood, the King family is ready to start a new chapter in a Habitat home in Roosevelt Gardens that will provide a safe environment for this family of six.

McKenzie and Natasha King are the proud parents of four children; Curtis 17 (not pictured), Makayla 10, Madison 4, and Myles 2. For the last 12 years, Natasha has worked as an Inventory Clerk at Publix. McKenzie has worked as a maintenance worker for Broward County Schools for more than a year. They love taking trips to Orlando and each holiday season, the close-knit family sticks to a special holiday tradition of taking beautiful family portraits for Christmas.

“The flakka drug, which is the cheaper version of cocaine, is popular in our neighborhood,” said Natasha.  “Sometimes, God places you in an uncomfortable place in order to prepare you for something better.”

That time has finally arrived due to the generous Family Home sponsorship from our friends at Publix Super Markets Charities.

“So many doors have been closed in our face and now we get to have a ‘yes’ for once, and that is an awesome feeling,” said Natasha about being accepted into the Habitat program; making them the first in their families to become homeowners. With the money that they will save from their low-cost, zero interest mortgage, Mrs. King plans to go back to school so that she can give back to her community.