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Habitat for Humanity and its sponsors build playhouses for local children

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — This is Habitat for Humanity’s first time hosting Project Playhouse.

Marketing manager Piper Scott tells KRIS 6 News that they want to teach young children the importance of having a safe place to live.

“Sooner than sooner they will become owners and it’s not as easy as before,” she said.

Several organizations have pitched in for a good cause, including the CITGO Corpus Christi refinery.

“It was a great day. We have great weather and we appreciate the opportunity to bring our volunteers here and do good in the local community,” said Director of Public Affairs Jennifer Lira.

Valero Energy is working on a maisonette alongside CITGO.

Darcy Shroeder said they were happy to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

Shroeder looks at the assembled little houses. Each is personalized according to the personality of each family.

Shroeder and his team started their project with a vision in mind.

“We got an email yesterday from Habitat for Humanity telling us a bit about the family that’s going to be getting this house and the mom has 7 kids. All young kids, boys and girls. So we’ve been doing some green and yellow,” Shroeder said.

Children from Nueces and San Patricio County who have been selected to receive a playhouse are receiving more than expected.

Izabella Castillo was surprised with her little white and pink house.

“She is non-verbal and she likes to be alone. Having this playhouse is a huge blessing,” said Izaella’s mother, Tahili Castillo. “She’s going to be here all day now.”

The Valero team was also able to reveal their project to another family.

Habitat for Humanity wants to donate cabins for Christmas. If you are interested in participating, call 361-289-1740

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