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Black school teacher from Georgia surprised with brand new house



Methany Thornton, an African American teacher from Marietta, Georgia, was given a fully furnished and decorated house for her and her family as a gift after closing on her new Habitat Home.

Thornton and her husband Kelcey, along with her daughter and two grandkids, were astounded by what they saw when they first entered. They felt completely at home in the decorated rooms.

The iTHINK Community Foundation of iTHINK Financial, according to Habitat for Humanity Northwest Metro Atlanta, made the home dedication possible.

Additionally, Berkadia Credit Union gave them a $500 cheque that they could use to buy other items for their new home.

Jessica Gill, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity of NW Metro Atlanta, mentioned that it took a lot of teamwork to make this home dedication happen.

She stressed that living near your workplace is important for a strong community. “It took a lot of partners to bring this accomplishment to fruition today,” Gill told WSBTV.

“Living where you work is a key component in building community, and partnerships like this one are fundamental to make local homeownership achievable, as well as thanking the public servants who serve us and our children.”

Thornton isn’t just an ordinary teacher. She’s a Social Emotional Learning Teacher and a Cheer and Lacrosse coach at Marietta Middle School, where she has been working for over 6 years.

Before this wonderful turn of events, her family resided in Cartersville in a townhouse without a yard.

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Now they’ve moved into a more spacious home and she is just minutes away from her work.

Many of her students gathered on her special day to show their support and gratitude for her constant commitment.

Thornton speaks passionately about “paying it forward” in the classroom. I appreciate what you do in the neighbourhood for folks like me, said Thornton.

You are definitely a gift from God, and my prayer is that as you continue to help others, God will also continue to bless you.


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