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Jennifer and LaVonte Celebrate a New Home!

 

Wilson Habitat for Humanity celebrated its first home dedication of 2014 June 22, making this the 60th Habitat home built in Wilson County. Habitat is celebrating 20 years of service by completing a quality, affordable home for single mother Jennifer Clark and her 16-year-old son, LaVonte.

After a tumultuous childhood, Jennifer eventually made her way to Tennessee, but found herself homeless with a small child.  She lived out of a car while her mother helped care for her son. But Jennifer wanted to provide a better life for her son.  She enrolled at Volunteer State Community College where she is currently studying veterinary technologies. She is attending school full-time and working full-time to create a better future for herself and her son, LaVonte.

"I want to be a success story and make everyone proud that they helped my family, and I hope to be in a position one day to do the same for other families that have endured so much,” she said. 

“We are proud of Jennifer and the commitment she has made to fulfill her requirements with Habitat.  She has persevered through various challenges this semester as she has been going to school, working, and participating in her Habitat classes.  She is keeping her eye on the goal—a beautiful home and a new beginning for herself and LaVonte,” said Tory Tredway, director.

Jennifer’s home is being sponsored by area faith groups:

College Hills Church of Christ
Crossroads Community Church
First United Methodist Church
Maple Hill Church of Christ
Mt. Juliet Church of Christ
Providence United Methodist Church
St. Stephen Catholic Community
The Bridge Fellowship

Additional sponsors include: Cracker Barrel Foundation, The Memorial Foundation, and Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care.


    

 

Houses of Hope Raises More Than $20,000

Gov. Haslam headlined an all-star night in May as Wilson Habitat for Humanity raised more than $20,000 at its annual Houses of Hope fundraiser at the Capitol Theater. Wilson Habitat started its 60th home on Saturday, May 31 at 410 Alydar Dr., Watertown and is celebrating 20 years of service in Wilson County. Habitat for Humanity seeks corporate, faith, and individual contributions to fund its work to help low-income families purchase a home with a zero percent interest mortgage rate.  Wilson Habitat has built 59 houses and renovated three, serving 61 families in Wilson County.

The Spirit of Habitat Award went to College Hills Church of Christ and the Habitat Community Partner Award went to Lee & Lee Attorneys. The annual dinner is a great time to learn more about the important work of Habitat in Wilson County and how you can be a part of this extraordinary outreach. For more information about Wilson Habitat, contact Direct Tory Tredway at 615-453-4539.

To see photos from Houses of Hope click here.

 


THANK YOU FOR 20 YEARS OF SUPPORT!

20/20 VISION CAMPAIGN establishes Habitat's foundation for next 20 years

What makes you thankful? How about your home? As cooler weather settles in, are you thankful that you have shelter?

Thanks to your support and partnership with Wilson Habitat for Humanity over the past 20 years, there are 59 families that have been able to say, “Thank you for my new home!” 

To celebrate 20 years of service in Wilson County, we invite you to become a part of Habitat's 20/20 Vision Campaign

Recent Wilson Habitat homeowner Sarah Caves' story is just one example of the kind of impact and gratitude your contributions create. You can read about her heartwarming story of courage and determination by clicking here.  If you would like to help us continue to impact and change the destiny of more families, please donate to Habitat’s 20/20 Vision Campaign by clicking here.

If you would prefer to make a contribution to the 20/20 Vision Campaign by writing a check, you may make it payable to "Habitat for Humanity—Wilson Division," and mail it to:

Habitat for Humanity—Wilson Division

20/20 Vision Campaign

606 E. Main St. 

Lebanon, TN   37087 

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Click here to see all the photos from the 2013 build season

Former Homeless Mother Realizes Dream of Owning Her Own Home

  

To view photos from Jessica and Brendon's dedication ceremony, click on the link below:

http://habitatforhumanityofgreaternashville.zenfolio.com/p788362987

Jessica Williams, and her son, Brendon, 9, accepted the keys to their new Habitat home Nov. 17 at Alydar Drive as Wilson Habitat closed out the 2013 build season completing our 59th home in Wilson County. Jessica was sponsored by North America Administrators and The Memorial Foundation as well as local volunteer groups who came out to help build her home. 

“This is a special build for a special lady who has worked hard to provide stability for herself and her son,” said Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat. “We have been impressed by Jessica and her work ethic.  Her commitment to completing our program and providing a home for her son are commendable.  We’re thankful for the community’s support as she continues her journey to a new future.”

Creating a home for Brendon is what inspires Jessica to keep working hard to change their future. She relays she had lost faith in humanity before coming to Habitat for help. She became homeless with a small child and eventually moved into a homeless shelter in Florida where she lived for 10 months, saving money to once again become independent. She made her way to Tennessee to live closer to family and applied for a Habitat home for herself and son, Brendon. She currently works in an administrative position in the HR department of a local imaging company and loves to spend her free time with her son. 

Special thanks to the following groups who have volunteered their time to build this house for Jessica and Brendon:

·      Employees and families of North America Administrators
·      Family and friends of Danny and Karen Dugan
·      Wilson County Schools students and faculty
·      Bridgestone Distribution Center employees
·      Cumberland University students and faculty
·      International Assurance of Tennessee employees

 


• For general volunteer information, click here. 

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To volunteer for a Wilson County build, email Tory Tredway for volunteer opportunities.

• To view the Safety Handbook, click here.


To download a Wilson Sponsor Opportunity and Benefit form, click here.

To view the Wilson County Fiscal Year Report, click here.

 


Office location:
606 East Main Street
Lebanon, TN  37087
Phone: 615.453.4539
Fax: 615.453.4517
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

ReStore
606 East Main Street
Lebanon, TN  37087
Phone: 615.453.3799
Fax: 615.453.4517
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Staff:
Tory Tredway, Director: ttredway@habitatnashville.org 
Joy Reynolds, Family Services/Volunteer Relations Manager: jareynolds@habitatnashville.org 
Kim Schick, Wilson ReStore Manager: kschick@habitatnashville.org
Chris Presley, Wilson ReStore Assistant Manager: cpresley@habitatnashville.org

 


Wilson Community Board

Joe Ali Milton Price
Mike Allen Karl Rehmer
Bob Black Linda Rising
Philip Clemmons Matthew Ryan
Travis Dedmon Greg Smith
Jared  Felkins Annette  Stafford
Jerry Kennon Tory Tredway
Maggie Lea Derek  Truelove
Veronica Mallicoat Andrea Wilke
Scott McCormick Nancy  Willis
Eddie Pawlawski Jamie Wood