During the dedication, Maria shared this heartfelt message:
"On behalf of my family, I want to thank you all for being here to celebrate and gather together here right now, in this moment that my boys and I will forever cherish. We have been blessed all around. Thank you to all of the Habitat for Humanity [office, store, and construction] staff and volunteers. You Guys Rock! Tyson Foods who showed up and helped with sweat hours. Thanks to all who showed at the construction site. God Bless you all. No matter heat, rain, snow, cold conditions you all were here no questions asked. This is an awesome community I am glad to be a part of. Thanks for teaching me that anything is possible, not to give up, those words were felt and kept me going. Juggling work, children, and completing 500 sweat hours well it wasn't easy, but totally worth it. Why you might ask? Well because of all the people, strangers whom I crossed paths within this journey that now I can call family. You showed me that there is still good in people and anything is possible. I will forever be thankful, words can't express all these emotions I am feeling right now. I stand here and say I am officially a homeowner and it feels great.
On behalf of my family, God Bless each and everyone and your families. You all make this possible."