Dickson Habitat Dedicated Its 26th Home
Dickson Habitat dedicated its 26th house for Jeanne and Joshua Porter and their three children, Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at 202 Eno Road, Dickson. The Porters have worked hard and sacrificed much to earn their Habitat home with the love and support of their sponsors and the community. The Porters rented a two-bedroom home where their oldest son had to sleep in the living room. To help save for their closing cost, they moved out of their rented home and into the basement of Jeannee’s brother. Joshua holds an accounting degree from Austin Peay State University and hopes to find a job in his field of study soon. Currently, he works nights at Advance Financial and Jeanne works at Kroger. Their housing costs will decrease in their new Habitat home and each child will have their own bedroom. The Porters their children are: Christopher, 16, Chelsea, 14, and Emily, 10.
“Thank you to all who have helped give our children a place to call home and for doing such a wonderful thing for families in need of assistance,” said Joshua.
Dickson Habitat's next scheduled build will be April 26, 2014.
Click on the links below to see photos from the build;
To apply for a Habitat home in Dickson County, click here.
To volunteer for a Dickson County build, email Andrea Everett for volunteer opportunities.
To view or download the Sponsor Opportunities and Benefits, click here.
Butch and Connie Huggins Dedication Feb. 28
Butch and Connie Huggins have been married for 19 years. They lived in a duplex in Dickson with their cat Jose and wanted to move to a safer environment, out of a “high crime and drug area.” Butch grew up in White Bluff and attended school until the third grade. Connie is the oldest of three children and had to stay home to help take care of her siblings. Her grandmother taught her how to read and write. Together they like to paint pictures and model cars; they like to work on puzzles; and they are active in their church, First Baptist Church in Dickson. Butch currently cleans the Kroger parking lot and the Pathways’ building for a few hours each week. Butch and Connie are very thankful to everyone that has helped make their dream a reality.
To see a copy of the Dedication Program, click here.
Enthusiasm Sparks Dickson Division Builds
Founded in 1994 by the Dickson County Ministerial Fellowship, the Dickson Habitat for Humanity built its first home in 1996. Over the next 10 years, the Dickson Division brought 13 families home.
To increase the scope of its mission and to better serve families in Dickson County, the Dickson County Habitat for Humanity affiliate merged with Habitat of Greater Nashville in July 2007. The merger sparked an immediate influx of enthusiasm for the Habitat mission in the community, bringing new staff, expanded space, and a broad base of volunteers and sponsors to the new division.
Just months later in November 2007, the combined efforts of Dickson County and Habitat of Greater Nashville completed their first home together in nine days. Since 2007, Dickson has built two homes a year with the help of Habitat of Greater Nashville staff and a community of dedicated volunteers, allowing them to celebrate the incredible milestone of their 20th build in 2011. By 2011, Dickson Habitat opened their first ReStore enabling them to offer great deals to the public while also providing a new source of funding for building homes in their community. By 2012, the Dickson Habitat had completed 26 homes.
Dickson Staff & Office
Michael Allen, Director: CMAllen@habitatnashville.org
Andrea Everett, Family Services and Volunteer Relations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Scarlett, ReStore Manager: email@example.com
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Dickson, TN 37055
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223 Dickson Plaza Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2013 Dickson Advisory Board
- Martha Shepard, Chair
- Jackie Abt
- Ed Blackburn
- Sue Chester
- Hemant Dandekar
- Bobby Hargrove
- Linda Hayes
- Connie Huneycutt
- Allen Johnson
- Malissa Johnson
- Quent Natterstad
- Jamie Stanfill
- Debbie Street
- Peggy Thompson
- Teresa York