McALLEN – Nancy Acosta stood at the doorway of her new home and welcomed a small group of people inside to escape the South Texas heat.

Acosta was the recipient of a new home and those who helped in the process of creating the home were there to watch her receive the keys for the front door.

It was the first home to be built in the city since 1999 and McAllen Rotary South was there not only in donating $25,000 but also putting hammer to nail in helping build the home.

Habitat for Humanity Rio Grande Valley broke ground in February and with more than 500 volunteer hours from Rotarians, citizens and groups like the RGVFC Toros Acosta received the keys to her home last week.

On the weekends Acosta too would help build her new home.

For her it was a not only great to learn how a home is built but to join the effort with those who spent time out of their schedules to build a home.

“Every Saturday it was about putting in hours,” Acosta said in Spanish. “To put in the effort and if other people are helping you why wouldn't you help.”

Putting her hands in the construction of her new home Acosta was a great experience.