Marie Houston is a Dale City resident whose house was threatened by a huge dead tree in her backyard. Fearing for her family’s safety and major damage to her home, she contacted Habitat for Humanity Prince William County for a hand-up. After a licensed tree removal company took the tree down, Habitat volunteers worked to chop and clean up the wood and branches. Thanks to everyone who helped with this project. Marie can now rest easy knowing the tree is no longer a safety issue. Habitat also made minor interior repairs at Marie’s home.