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Custodian gets Habitat for Humanity home

January 29, 2009
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MCKINNEY, TX — Roberto Osornia, custodian at Wilmeth Elementary School, will soon be the proud owner of a new Habitat for Humanity home, according to The Dallas Morning News.
A custodian at the school since it opened in 2005, Osornia is well liked by students, staff and parents alike in the school and around the community, the story stated.
Genny Gimber, a kindergarten teacher at Wilmeth, said: "Roberto is the type of person who always goes the extra mile. He does whatever is needed and then some, and he does it with a smile. We’re excited be part of this process and to do something in return for Roberto."
To qualify for the house, Roberto and his wife Carolina were both required to volunteer 500 hours of their time to the community; having already completed 450 hours each, the couple has only 50 more hours of volunteering before they are officially deemed homeowners, the story noted.
Wilmeth Elementary had so many families that wanted to help with the build that Habitat for Humanity held a training session at the school; people were encouraged to sign up with the actual build and to do the many behind the scenes tasks necessary to complete a home, the story added.
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