The past three weeks have been a busy time for First Story. If you’ve been following us, you know we had a handful of dedications over the summer and Claire has just returned from handing over three more sets of keys! We feel so honored to have welcomed these three deserving families in Washington and Idaho to their brand new homes. Plus, we had a lot of fun doing it!

Our first stop was in Walla Walla where we surprised Nicole and her daughter Vianna with a yard full of beautiful, big balloons - the centerpiece of which was hiding the key to their new house! Vianna was over the moon when she learned that she was standing in front of her very own home, and could barely contain herself when she ran inside to her new bedroom and saw it was painted pink! Nicole’s joy for her and her daughter’s next chapter was contagious, and there wasn’t a dry eye when she talked about how much this chance at homeownership meant.

Our next stop was Rathdrum, Idaho where Sarah and her four boys were welcomed to, what Sarah fittingly deemed, their “little slice of heaven.” To make this dedication extra sweet, we topped a cake (that was almost too pretty to eat) with a small box containing the key to Sarah’s new home.

Last, but certainly not least, we visited Caldwell where Nicole and her two kids, Nakeyah and Jevon, got to cross the threshold of their new home for the first time. The energy was high from the start and only grew as Nicole received the keys to her first home with her kids beside her, cheering her on.

Home dedications like these are the most rewarding part of our jobs at First Story. Getting to see so many beautiful, dedicated families achieve their dreams of stability and independence is a truly unmatched experience. We wish these three families happiness and success as they continue on their homeownership journey!