Jim Wells County Habitat for Humanity board members were out on Mary Vera Street clearing out the property as the non-profit organization gets ready to build a new home.

Each year a family in JWC is chosen from a stack of applications.

This year, the board chose the Farias family for a new home. The family is made up of Roy and Monica Farias and their children.

Construction on the Farias new home begins in January.

Habitat for Humanity works in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in approximately 70 countries with one goal - to provide people with a decent place to live and call home.

The Habitat for Humanity crew is made solely of volunteers, both local and non-local. Most of the crew members are retired and dedicate all their time to building the home they are signed up for. The Christian housing ministry is possible because of the volunteers and private donations.

The houses are sold at no profit and no interest to families who may not otherwise afford a home.