Home No. 700 was another major milestone for Central Oklahoma Habitat, founded in Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve, 1986. No. 600 was in January 2011. On Wednesday, Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman and CEO, said the charity builder would reach 1,000 homes “in the twinkling of an eye.”
Sumner received housewarming gifts. Chris Smith, teaching pastor at Yukon Church, prayed. Habitat board member Kelli Hayward led a litany. And Habitat volunteer Lila Hoover presented Sumner with a Bible and talked about the emotional connection that grows between volunteers and homebuyers.
“Today seems to be an emotional day for me because Lisa finally has her home,” Hoover said.