Mother of three gets keys to new home

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A Lexington mother of three has a lot to celebrate. Cooky Cox and her three children now have a new place to call home.

The family of four received the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home during a dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Rachel Childress, the Executive Director of the Lexington Habitat for Humanity chapter said that Cox and her three children were a "poster family" for Habitat.

Cox works two jobs and attends nursing school. She is a single mom raising three children ranging in age from two to nine years old. Prior to earning her Habitat home, Cox and her kids lived in cramped quarters with other relatives in an apartment.

Cox met the stringent Habitat qualifications which include ability to pay, need, and willingness to partner. The latter of the three qualifications implies sweat equity. Cox had to work hundreds of hours to help build her new home.

The Lexington Habitat for Humanity chapter hopes to build 19 homes this year.

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