TEMPLE TERRACE — A trail of footprints could be seen in the dirt as individuals headed towards the construction site with turquoise hammers, purple hard hats and pink T-shirts.Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County held its second annual Women Build on Apr. 7. More than 150 women volunteers started work on a home for Tangerla Burton, a single mother, and her four sons Mark, Jermaine, Jaiden and Jayceon.During a seven-week period that ends on May 26, the women will erect trusses, hammer nails and unite to help one of their own.Already, the women raised more than $85,000 to help cover the construction cost. To add, a team of 15 from Wellcare Health Plans assisted with placing trusses for the roof on the first day of this Women Build project.The Burtons endured some hardships with their living conditions. The old structured three-bedroom apartment in which they live faces numerous unaddressed maintenance issues, including problems with plumbing, air conditioning and faulty electrical concerns.Last year Burton applied to the Habitat Homeownership Program, which she heard about through a coworker. Since the Burtons got selected this year they will receive a 1,500 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home replete with a one-car garage.Burton never dreamed that… Read full this story
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