POSTED: Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:56pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:49am
TYLER - It's a work in progress, but a dream come true for Tammie Miller.
Thanks to "Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Project," which is a program where women mainly build homes for those in need.
There were a few guys, though, who lent a hand and weren't afraid to risk being shown up by one of the gals.
Habitat volunteer, Margo Ballew, says the idea is for women to learn to do things that they would not normally do.
"It's all about including women in the construction area as opposed to excluding women," Ms. Ballew says.
More than a dozen women from Trinity Mother Frances came out Saturday and got their hands dirty.
Tammie was right there with the volunteers hammering away.
Once the house is done in June, she will live here by herself.
Her children are all grown-up, but she says they'll come visit.
Tammie was chosen from hundreds of applicants.
"She fit the criteria for habitat she has the ability to pay, she has the need and lives in unsafe housing," Ms. Ballew says.
Tammie says it's a blessing, but others say it's quite a Mother's Day gift.