Sonder Project surprises woman with new home

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local woman was surprised Saturday with a new home after hers was destroyed by Hurricane Michael.

Celissie Odom and her son were in their home in Springfield when Hurricane Michael hit. Their house was destroyed and they soon found themselves homeless and having to rely on FEMA for their living needs.

The Sonder Project, a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa Beach, received an influx of applications for home recovery aid after Hurricane Michael. They saw Odom's application early on in the process and knew she was someone they wanted to help.

Volunteers of the Sonder Project have been working on Odom's house for more than three months. Everything in the home was donated, from plates and silverware to central heating and a washer and dryer.

The Sonder Project is continuing to aid in hurricane recovery efforts for the foreseeable future. You can visit their website thesonderproject.org for more information.