Frame Day: February 20, 2016

Greta McMillan is a busy working mother of six children, ages one to 17. She is also attending school and studying to be an engineer. This is her family’s story…


My family was homeless…but not hopeless

“It was June of 2014 when my family began the Habitat for Humanity home ownership process. A bad relationship left me and my family homeless. Living at Lighthouse Shelter and left with few options, God placed it upon my heart to apply with Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County. I had been denied acceptance into their program years ago due to credit problems. But I had a 12-year work history, took the necessary steps to repair my credit and was finally accepted. From that day on, our lives changed for the good; we knew God was working in our favor. My family was homeless for quite some time, but not hopeless.

“Our two-year journey to becoming homeowners has been long but well worth every step. We have been blessed to meet such amazing people and to learn how to budget and prepare for the future. In October 2015, we received the news that Publix Super Market Charities was sponsoring our family’s home with a generous $65,000 grant. Overjoyed and floored with happiness we realized that the test God has laid before us was coming to an end. Publix has truly changed our life. We will forever be grateful to them.

“Angels come in all shapes and sizes. I know that Publix, Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County and the volunteers who work on our home are heaven-sent. As our journey draws to an end and we build our new home, I want to say a huge thank you to Publix, Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County and the many volunteers for having faith in us and making our dream our reality. Thank you for making my family’s dreams come true.”

Greta McMillan, Jan. 2016