Thursday, January 5, 2012

Veronica’s Surprise

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the home…the fresh paint had been added along with new shingles and foam.

Veronica Whitehead, the Habitat for Humanity home recipient from this year’s Indiana State Fair build, and her two kids moved into their new home on Christmas Eve this year. Whitehead's house, dubbed "The House that Agriculture Built," was built in just 14 days at the 2011 Indiana State Fair with the help of 25 ag-related sponsors including Indiana’s Family of Farmers. 
Because the electricity took months to install, the family could not move in until Christmas Eve, and at that time, they were greeted with quite the surprise.  Two days before move-in, their freezer and refrigerator were filled with Indiana pork, beef, dairy and poultry products thanks to Indiana’s Family of Farmers who donated the food and also a deep freezer.

Indiana farmers have always been active members of their communities just as Habitat is helping the community it serves to thrive.  What Indiana farmers do best is grow safe, nutritious food, so what better way to help than to partner and supply the deep freezer for this Indianapolis family and also to fill it with the protein and dairy products to help feed the family.

The hams, ground beef, turkey and milk were just some of the goodies Veronica and her family were able to enjoy on Christmas! What better way to celebrate, than with abundant food to share with those you love.