APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, a leader in affordable housing solutions, built a house for a single mother and her 10-year-old son on Wednesday.

This year’s recipient Shaunna Toohey from Appleton spent over a year going through the Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer Program, where the single mother learned how to care for a home both physically and financially.

Toohey herself moved around a lot as a child and always hoped to provide a stable home for her son. Now through this program, she’ll be able to achieve that dream.

“All of the emotions are going on today because I get to have a house and stability,” said Toohey. “The women that are coming together to support me is just phenomenal.”

Toohey’s house will be right next to the first-ever Fox Cities Habitat Women’s Build Recipient, Zorica Kravic. Kravic will be helping build the house alongside Toohey and other local business partners.

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The event was originally scheduled for earlier in the month of August but was canceled due to thunderstorms throughout the area.

Toohey told Local 5 News that she’s looking forward to planting in her yard, inviting friends and family over, and being able to finally call a place hers.