Tyrone and Edna are the proud parents of two young men – Tyrone Jr. (16) and Coby – (15). Tyrone has worked as a delivery driver for Kennesaw for the last five years and Edna has dedicated over 18 years of hard work as the Registrar for William Dandy Middle School. Tyrone Sr. coaches at Northeast High and the American Youth Football League. As a family, they attend Redeeming Word Christian Ministry.
Currently, they are renting a two bedroom house in an unsafe neighborhood. “My car has been broken into three times,” shares Edna. They’ve spent hundreds of dollars on home repairs and maintenance because their landlord refuses to do so.
“We want a place to call home,” Edna says. Now that they’ve been accepted into the Habitat program, Edna and Tyrone can look forward to being the first of their siblings to be homeowners. They’ve already completed 300 sweat equity hours, and Tyrone and Coby have gone beyond expectation as team leaders in the youth Blueprints for life program. With the money they will be saving from their low-cost monthly mortgage, Edna will be able to go back to school to pursue a degree in Psychology.