When Cecily was in her twenties, she immigrated to the United States from Nicaragua with her teenage sister, Kelly. Taking a job at Home Depot in Springfield, Cecily met her future husband, Eddy Salvador, who had emigrated from Palau. Eddy continues to work at Home Depot, recently celebrating 15 years of service there. Cecily and Eddy married in 2008 and now share their Woodbridge home with their two children, Corinthia and Ezra, ages 2 and 7 months. Cecily’s 97-year old grandmother, Esther, and mother, Dana also live in their home with them.
A tight-knit family, everyone pitches in to help. Cecily and Dana rise at 5:30 a.m. to greet children who are served by Cecily’s home daycare. Dana leaves in the afternoon to work the evening shift in D.C. at the United Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Both Dana and Cecily attend NOVA; Cecily is studying for her Early Childhood Development Certificate and hopes to continue at George Mason University with a minor in Special Education. Eddy works overnight at Home Depot and he, sister Kelly, and Grandma Esther help out with the daycare.
Cecily hasn’t flown again since that trip to the United States from her native Nicaragua. She’s happy in her home. Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is looking forward to giving this hard working family a hand up with much-needed critical home repairs that will make it safer, more comfortable and affordable. We will replace the boiler that is original to the home, replace asbestos siding from three sides of the exterior and replace non-functional windows throughout the home. The deck must be rebuilt for safety. And we’ll weatherize the home for energy efficiency.
Funds are needed for this project and other Neighborhood Revitalization projects. And, there will be many volunteer opportunities. To help, click on the links below!