Hotel Employee Receives Habitat Home

March 24 2008 | Latest News
A new home filled with family and love: Kenya Walter's story

A New Orleanian who lost her home and possessions, Kenya went to Houston with many of her family members on that fateful day in August we all have in our minds. Understandably a tough and tragic time, the large family tried to stay together and reinstated the tradition of family dinners to try help each other and look for jobs. In New Orleans, Kenya's entire family never lived more than a few minutes away from each other and they knew it was vital to their individual strength to stay together in Houston and build the strength of their family. Kenya was bent on returning to New Orleans when it was safe and to getting back to work. In March 2006, she was the first of her family to return. She also returned to the Monteleone's Housekeeping Department. Kenya continues to be strong for her family as she is happy to move into her new home. Kenya's new home is a New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity home and Kenya's story is a success story.

We at the Monteleone are glad she has returned and wish her all the best! A mother and grandmother, since the storm Kenya was blessed with another grandchild, Johnia Kenya (her namesake), and become supervisor at the Monteleone.