PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — A deaf family of six received a newly renovated home before Christmas thanks to the kindness of people in the Pflugerville community.
The big reveal took place Sunday night after days of hard work.
"I just wanted to fix up a few extra things around the house and it turned into a new home for them,” said Melanie Knox with Alden Roofing.
Dozens of people from all parts of the Pflugerville community pitched in to help transform the Street family’s trailer home into their dream home.
"At any given time, you can see four or five cars coming in and out, everybody's got a purpose to help,” said Donovan Owens with Bodies By Design.
The journey began on Thursday and there was lots of work to do, from floors that were caving in to a roof with water damage. Now, the time and hard work are paying off and they did more than just fix the problems.
“Second day, it kind of hit us -- we didn't move any mattresses out of the home,” said Knox.
Knox said halfway through they realized the family didn't have any mattresses, so they sought the community for help. The community responded.
“Within hours we had two sets of bunk beds and a queen bed,” said Knox.
There's also newly painted walls, wood floors, a new front door, even new toilets. It all led up to one big moment -- the moment the Street family saw their newly renovated home for the first time.
“We wanted to improve our home for so long,” said Julia Street. “We just feel so joyful.”
The home renovation is a Christmas gift the Street family and those involved will never forget.
“I’m very proud, very proud of myself and everybody that was involved,” said John Brotherton of Brotherton’s Black Iron BBQ.
“It makes me really happy to live in Pflugerville,” said Knox.
In all, it's about $15,000 in renovations, all free of charge for the Streets.
The Street family said they're very thankful to the entire Pflugerville community for its support and they hope to one day pay it forward.