Its official, the Duran family is getting a new home. "Butterfly Blessings of Laela Marie Duran" held their official groundbreaking ceremony Thursday evening. Around 100 people gathered at the home site in Tahoka to celebrate the project. Sylvia Duran expressed her sincere appreciation for the outpouring of support and said they have been overwhelmed with love. Numerous board members also spoke and led prayers at the ceremony. At the conclusion, the family and board members got behind their shovels and went down the line turning over dirt. They then invited the entire crowd to shovel as well to show their support.
Project organizer Steven Bonner said the ground breaking was a success and that they are excited about what God is doing with the project.
"The atmosphere was electric. God was definitely present!" Bonner told us.
The Duran family lost their daughter Laela Marie in a house fire back in November. The project is called "Butterfly Blessings" because they were one of Laela's favorites. Her mother Sylvia said she used to draw them everywhere.
Bonner said so many people have stepped to volunteer and donate their services. Chik-Fil-A on Slide Road has even committed to donating 20 percent of their sales on March 28th, all you have to say when you order is "Butterfly Blessings".
Bonner tells us the project still needs more help though. They are currently looking for someone to donate the concrete needed for the home. If you are interested in getting involved please visit their Facebook page.
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