SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Three Sacramento families, including immoderate from Afghanistan, person a caller spot to telephone location arsenic Habitat for Humanity Greater Sacramento celebrated its 36th day by giving families the keys to a caller future.
“A large day, a memorable day, it’s going to enactment with maine my full life,” explained Abdullah Yaqubi. “It’s similar bestowing a state oregon gifting a country. This is my satellite now.”
Abdullah Yaqubi walked into his caller location for the archetypal clip Saturday inactive astatine a nonaccomplishment for words. His household of 5 moved to Sacramento from Afghanistan. For years, the full household has been surviving successful a one-bedroom with small to nary country for the family.
“I was successful precise atrocious condition,” helium explained. “Old apartment, tons of cockroaches, I was successful occupation with maine (sic) neighbors, tons of insects.”
It’s a caller world for Yaqubi who worked for the US Embassy portion successful Afghanistan and often changed his commute to enactment aft being threatened by the Taliban.
“Whoever works with Americans oregon goes to government, authoritative places, they are a main people to kill,” helium said.
Abdullah Qasimy, a begetter of six, is besides from Afghanistan and worked for the US Air Force.
“[The Taliban] telephone maine infidel. They effort to onslaught maine and termination maine galore times,” helium explained.
He is utilized to surviving successful a two-bedroom house. His caller code connected Mandolin Estates is overmuch much than conscionable a spot to telephone home.
“Today was a precise important time successful my life, having a caller location with my family,” helium explained.
Leah Miller, CEO and president of Habitat for Humanity Greater Sacramento, hopes the accidental for the 3 families opens the doorway to a caller aboriginal filled with success.
“For these 3 families that volition person their keys today, immoderate of whom person had harrowing journeys to get them present contiguous and person faced panic that astir of america present volition thankfully ne'er know, contiguous marks a caller chapter,” Miller said.
Saturday marked the archetypal dedication ceremonial successful 18 months aft the nonprofit stopped holding in-person events owed to COVID. September 11 besides marks The Worldwide Day of Service and Remembrance.
Velena Jones joined CBS13 arsenic a newsman successful April of 2020. Velena grew up successful the Bay Area and is thrilled to beryllium backmost successful Northern California and the...More from Velena Jones