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. With your help, we plan to raise $20,000 by December 31! This will set the stage for next year's 20th anniversary celebration of the first Habitat house built in Wilson County.
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 Donate Now.
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
Former Homeless Mother Realizes Dream of Owning Her Own Home
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
Golf Event Great Fun
The golf scramble at the Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon was a great success. Click on the link below for the photo gallery. Thank you to all who participated in support of Habitat's mission and special thanks to all our sponsors.
We are grateful for our event sponsors:
Corporate Sponsor ($5,000) – Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Payment Express Systems
Team Sponsor ($2,500) – Navigator Systems, Priority Payment Systems, Spectra Energy, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Two Single Mothers Realize Dream of Homeownership
Wilson Habitat dedicated two homes in June for two single mothers who have both worked diligently to provide positive home environments for their children. Single mother Erica Neuble, who is sponsored by the Faith Build, cut her ribbon at 420 Alydar Drive. Erica has two children and has worked hard as a caregiver and cook to provide for her children. Single mother Sarah Caves, who is sponsored by Women Build, cut the ribbon to her new Habitat home right after Erica, along with her five children, sponsors, and volunteers at 418 Alydar Drive. Click on the links below to see photos from the builds and dedications. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who have worked so hard to help so many. The next build is scheduled for October 26. Call the office to find out how you can help build better lives for Wilson county.
Click here to see photos from day 1 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with St Stephen
Click here to see photos from day 2 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with Providence UMC
Click here to see photos from day 3 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with First UMC
Click here to see photos from day 4 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with Crossroads Community
Click here to see photos from day 5 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with Cloyds, Lebanon 1st Assembly, HFHGN Staff
Click here to see photos from day 6 of the Wilson Division Faith Build with Bridge Fellowship
Click here to see photos from day 7 of the Faith Build for the Neuble family with sponsors from College Hills Church of Christ.
Click here to see photos from day 8 of the Faith Build for the Neuble family with sponsors from Mt. Juliet Church of Christ.
Click here to see photos of the Faith Build home dedication for the Erica Neuble family
Click here to see photos of the Women Build groundbreaking ceremony
Click here to see photos from day 1 of the Wilson Division Women Build with Grace Baptist Church
Click here to see photos from day 2 of the Wilson Division Women Build with Cracker Barrel
Click here to see photos from day 3 of the Wilson Division Women Build with Cumberland University
Click here to see photos from day 4 of the Wilson Division Women Build with Cracker Barrel
Click here to see photos from day 5 of the Wilson Division Women Build with Kraft CPAs and Publix
Click here to see photos from day 7 of the Women Build for the Caves family with sponsors from Grace Baptist Church
Click here to see photos from day 8 of the Women Build for the Caves family with sponsors from Grace Baptist Church
Click here to see photos of the Women Build home dedication for the Sarah Caves family
Demos Serves It Up for Wilson Habitat
From left: Scott McCormick, Wilson Habitat Advisory Board President; Peter Demos, Greg Smith, Wilson Habitat Advisory Board member.
For the 10th consecutive year, Demos’ Restaurant has served it up for Wilson Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the Brooks Bucks fundraiser for Habitat in March, restaurant owner Peter Demos recently presented Habitat with a check for $3,495.79 from candy money proceeds. During the Brooks Bucks campaign Wilson Habitat sold 1,500 Brooks Bucks raising $7,500.00.
Wilson Houses of Hope raises more than $20,000
Wilson Division of Habitat of Greater Nashville raised more than $21,650 at its first annual Houses of Hope fundraiser at the College Hills Church of Christ. Voice of Tennessee Titans, Mike Keith, was guest speaker. Wilson Director Tory Tredway handed out three awards recognizing community partners. Rita Redmond received the Spirit of Volunteerism Award, Father Pat Kibby of St. Stephens Catholic Church received the Spirit of Habitat Award, and the Community Partnership Award was received by Scott Jasper on behalf of Wilson Bank & Trust. Habitat homeowners Linda Gray and Sarah Caves told the crowd about their homeownership journey. Gray raised her two sons as a single parent for 14 years before she got laid off, losing her home. She applied for a Habitat home and was part of the Builder's Blitz that built her home in five days. "Habitat not only builds houses, they build dreams," she told the crowd.
Wilson Division joins Greater Nashville
The Wilson County Habitat began in 1993, with the first home built in 1994 (which is still occupied by the original homeowner), and merged with Habitat of Greater Nashville in July of 2012. Wilson Habitat has now built 58 homes. In May 2012, Habitat conducted its first Blitz Build, completing a house in five consecutive days with the support of 30 local businesses from local construction industries. For more information about how to qualify for a home in Wilson County, click here. To speak with a Habitat representative or for more information about the Wilson Division, contact Tory Tredway, Director, at 615-453-4539.
To download a Wilson Sponsor Opportunity and Benefit form, click here.
To view the Wilson County Fiscal Year Report, click here.
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Lebanon, TN 37087
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Lebanon, TN 37087
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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2013 Wilson Advisory Board
- Scott McCormick, President
- Bob Black, Immediate Past President
- Greg Smith, Past President
- Joe Ali
- Philip Clemmons
- Zack Craighead
- Veronica Mallicoat
- Romel McMurry
- George Norrie
- Eddie Pawlawski
- Matthew Ryan
- Annette Stafford
- Derek Truelove
- Jay White
- Nancy Willis
- Jamie Wood