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Join us for the 2015 Build Season!
Wilson Habitat will start the 2015 build season May 30 through June 21. The fall build is scheduled Sept. 26 through Oct. 18. For more information on how you or your organization can support Wilson County's low-income families purchase quality affordable homes, contact Direct Tory Tredway at 615.453.4539.
Wilson Habitat Dedicates Two Homes Nov. 23
Carla and Jeremy Coggins
Carla has worked two jobs to support her three children. Her children are all grown now and living on their own except for her youngest, Jeremy. A car accident led doctors to find a full blockage in a main artery in Jeremy’s neck, which led to surgeries and setbacks in his young life. Living in cramped apartments for years and the need for wheelchair accessibility led Carla to Habitat. “Just like last year, we are grateful for Danny and Karen Dugan and their company’s sponsorship of a Habitat home in Wilson County. They, their family members, and their employees from North America Administrators have done a super job volunteering on the job site. They are providing a life-changing opportunity for Carla Coggins and her family,” said Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat.
Kendra Richardson works on her home along with her sponsors
After volunteering at one of Habitat for Humanity’s work sites, Kendra began dreaming of owning her own home. The love of Kendra’s life — the man she planned to marry — was shot and killed. Since then she has worked hard to rebuild her life by accepting a full-time job as a material handler at the Famous Footwear warehouse in Lebanon and graduating from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in 2013. Her dream of becoming a homeowner is followed by her goal to continue her education and become a licensed cosmetology instructor, one day owning her own hair salon. “Many businesses, groups, and individuals have come together to participate in our Community Build this month. We cannot do what we do without the support of our community, and this build exemplifies that. The combined efforts of many people are providing Kendra Richardson the opportunity to achieve her dream of homeownership,” said Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat.
There are many sponsors for this Community Build, but the Primary Sponsors include: Spectra Energy, Linda Rising (lindarising.org), Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Memorial Foundation, and Bob Black.
Milestone Day for Homeowner and Wilson Habitat
Wilson Habitat for Humanity burned the mortgage note for its first homeowner Juanita Johnson last Saturday! An anonymous donor stepped up and made the last several payments. To watch the video from the presentation click here. Jared Felkins from the Lebanon Democrat covered the story along with the fall build start and you can read about it here.
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.
To see more photos of the spring build, click here.
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
To download a 2015 Wilson Sponsor Opportunity and Benefit form, click here
606 East Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
606 East Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Tory Tredway, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Reynolds, Family Services/Volunteer Relations Manager: email@example.com
Kim Schick, Wilson ReStore Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Presley, Wilson ReStore Assistant Manager: email@example.com
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|