One Augusta family has a brand new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

A ribbon cutting and groundbreaking was held Tuesday morning at the home site on Par Drive in Hephzibah.

The home was sponsored by the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on Greene Street.

The folks with Habitat say it’s a great way to help families.

“We build homes because it is a hand up, not a hand out,” says Elaine Mathews. “We enjoy helping those that really want to change the cycle of poverty. They’re families that are working hard and they really want to better their family.”

Mathews says it takes about six months to build a home.

This is Habitat for Humanity’s 78th house in the area.