“Miracle House” Turned Over to Madison County Family
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A family in Madison County has a new home this weekend. “We knew this family was out here, they`ve been here for years, the house was about to fall down on them, and our church recognized that need and decided we ought to do something about it,” said Austin Miller, a member of Homes Street United Methodist church.
That’s how the idea for the “Miracle House” was formed. “We were going to try to go down and fix the house and found out that it was in such bad shape that we couldn`t do that,” he said.
Linda Gurley lives with her family in a small home on Ryland Pike, but the living conditions weren’t ideal. “I had my two brothers, my daughter is with me and my son in law and grandson and it was crowded and the house was going down,” said Gurley.
Members of Holmes Street United Methodist Church along with several other congregations pulled their resources. They promised Linda a new home, and they were going to hold to that promise, one way or another. “We got a team together, we came up with a plan, stepped out on faith and it just spread like wildfire from there,” said Miller.
Almost $50,000 raised and many, many, many volunteer hours later–Linda was presented with the keys to her new home. “I want to thank everybody,” she said. “I might leave someone out if i get to naming people but theres been a lot of people that worked on this project.”
“It’s a miracle house, it truly is.”