LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Homes for Heroes and the West Texas Home Builders Association unveiled a finished home to a family in a need Friday morning.
Kelsey Taylor lost her husband, Houston Taylor, in 2011 when he was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Now, she has a new, mortgage-free home to raise their two young children in.
The event was called a key ceremony, when Kelsey was presented the keys to her new home at 134th Street and Memphis.
Kelsey said it is the home of her dreams, but it comes after her worst nightmare, losing her husband of six years. Their children, Rylan and Avery, miss their dad every day.
Houston always wanted to raise his children in Lubbock, and thanks to a combined effort, his wish is finally granted.
The children could not wait to see their rooms.
"I could hear them yelling from my room whenever I first walked in there," Kelsey said, "walking through that house yelling on the other side, yelling about Hello Kitty and Minecraft."
After seeing the support she got from the community and receiving a flag from a representative of randy Neugebauer, Houston's mother, Renee Cremean, said she has a newfound respect for how the City of Lubbock takes care of the military.
"Words can't describe the appreciation I have for everybody that has done something for my daughter-in-law," she said. "Thank you for recognizing what our Houston did for this country. All I can say is thank you so much."
This makes the fourth Homes for Heroes dedication in Lubbock.
To find out how to tour Kelsey's new home during the 2014 West Texas Home Builders Association Fall Tour of Homes, visit lubbockfalltourofhomes.com.