Refugee family receives new home through Habitat for Humanity
Obur Omod resettled in Indianapolis, Indiana by Catholic Charities Refugee Program. They are from a village in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Obur looked for other Africans and discovered a Congolese family who attends Wesley United Methodist Church. Obur was in their apartment when a DeeEllen Davis, a member of Wesley UMC's Refugee Faith Care Team, came to pick Obur and his wife, Kim Gillo, for a Habitat for Humanity information session at Wesley. Obur learned about Habitat through Wesley in 2011. He had taken training in 2011 but was not serious about homeownership until visiting friends who came to the US in 2012. “Really, I was surprised when I saw their house was wonderful. So I rethought and went back to Habitat for Humanity.” Their home will be built later this fall with the support of corporate sponsors.
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