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Fall Build Starts August 27

Linda “Jeanie” is the proud single mother of a 17-year-old daughter who is a senior at Wilson Central High School.  Jeanie moved to Hermitage in the ‘70s with family where she attended DuPont High School. Her brother played football for Cumberland University in the early ‘90s and Jeanie says she has always loved the area and that she is excited to finally become a homeowner.  Jeanie has worked as a hairdresser in the Nashville area for more than 30 years.

 

Jeanie has lived in a rental house and three different apartments since her daughter was born.  She says the apartment that they have lived in for the past four years is more than 30 years old and has a lot of maintenance issues.  She also says her rent has increased every year since she moved in. Her self-employment income and health issues have kept her from qualifying for a traditional mortgage.

 

Jeanie says that she feels “blessed, excited and very thankful” to the sponsors and volunteers who are sponsoring her home and working with her on the build site so she can earn her zero percent interest mortgage rate. Jeanie has attended Habitat homeownership classes prior to starting construction on her home where she learned to budget for a mortgage, maintain her home, and live more sustainably, and she has also volunteered at the Habitat ReStore. “Owning a home is the kind of stability that we have always wanted,” she says. 

 

Sponsors for this build are Karen and Danny Dugan and North America Administrators.

 

The next Wilson Habitat home build is scheduled for Nov. 5.

 

 


Time to Sign Up for the Annual Golf Event Scheduled for September

It's time to sign up for the annual Golf Event scheduled for Sept. 19 at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 14. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below. For more information or to get a sign up form contact Tory Tredway at ttredway@habitatnashville.org.

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000 — Includes Dinner sponsorship, two (2) team packages, recognition in all publications and signage, memorabilia flag and an online presence with a link as a sponsor all year long.

 

GOLD SPONSOR - $2,500 — Includes one of the following:  Lunch, Practice Range, Putting Green, or Beverage Cart sponsorship, one (1) team package, recognition in all publications and signage.

 

SILVER SPONSOR - $1,500 — Includes hole sponsorship, one (1) team package, recognition in tournament day publications and signage.

 

GOLF FLAG SPONSOR - $1,000 — Includes hole sponsorship and a framed “Habitat for Humanity” golf flag with name recognition following the tournament.

 

HOLE SPONSORSHIP - $250 — Includes sign recognition on individual hole.

 


 

 

Wilson Habitat starts construction on its 67th home build

 Demicheal “Micheal” grew up in the Edgehill area of south Nashville and he is the proud father of three children. He says he loved growing up in a city known for its music. He currently works for Varsity Facility Services, which is the cleaning services company since August of 2013. Micheal graduated from Middle Tennessee State University recently with a bachelor’s degree in publishing. Micheal's home dedication is set for Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m.

 

Micheal says that his rent has increased every year that he has renewed the lease. He tried to purchase a home with a traditional mortgage last year but did not qualify. He did qualify for the Habitat homeownership program and he is happy that the money he is paying towards rent will soon be going toward purchasing his own home.

 

“I feel blessed partnering with Habitat for Humanity with more blessings to come,” Micheal says. To his sponsors and volunteers, he says, “You have a big heart and I could not have done it without your help.”  

 

Sponsors for that build include: Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care, Inc.; The Memorial Foundation; College Hills Church of Christ; Cracker Barrel Foundation; First United Methodist Church; Generation Changers Church; Maple Hill Church of Christ; Mt. Juliet Church of Christ; Providence United Methodist Church; St. Stephen Catholic Community; The Bridge Fellowship; and Linda Rising.


Wilson Habitat Dedicates 66th Home

Wilson Habitat dedicated its 66th home Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. for a low-income family as part of a Publix Super Markets Charities $4 million grant to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast. Publix associates who have been out on the build site four weekends helping future Wilson Habitat homeowner Celeste build her new Habitat home, was there to help her celebrate on Sunday.

 

“The volunteers from Publix have been great!  We appreciate the emphasis that the company places on community involvement.  We have witnessed firsthand what a difference Publix is able to make locally.  The financial contribution to sponsor this build is significant, but we could not have built this home without the Publix employees,” says Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat. 

 

Celeste, the proud mother of two daughters, explains why she applied for the Habitat homeownership program. “I want to show my children that you never say never.  Through dedication and hard work dreams can come true.”


  

Wilson Houses of Hope Celebrates Homeownership in Lebanon

Wilson Houses of Hope was held recently at the Capitol Theatre downtown celebrating affordable housing in Wilson County. Event Chair and Chair of Wilson Habitat Community Board Joe Ali welcomed guests followed by a blessing by Tim Parish, Maple Hill Church of Christ. Music was provided by Linda McKenzie and Dr. Paul Stumb, president of Cumberland University, was the guest speaker. The Spirit of Volunteerism was awarded to Greg Smith; Spirit of Habitat went to Lebanon First United Methodist Church; and the Community Partnership Award was presented to Spectra Energy.

 

 

Sponsors of this year's Houses of Hope:

     

 


 

2016 Build Dates

Wilson Habitat for Humanity will be building homes for four families in 2016 and invites you to join us as we build better lives, communities and hope for low-income families. Builds will be on the following dates:

Aug. 27 - Sept. 25
Nov. 5 - Dec. 4

For more information about how you can get involved, contact Director Tory Tredway at 615.453.4539. Joining a Habitat build is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference in so many lives.

 


History of Wilson Habitat

The work of Wilson Habitat began in 1992 with their first home built in 1994, which is still occupied by the original homeowner who paid off her mortgage with the help from an anonymous donor in 2014. Wilson Habitat has now built 65 homes and renovated three, serving 68 families. In May 2012, Wilson Habitat conducted its first Blitz Build, completing a house in five consecutive days with the support of 30 businesses from local construction industries.

 


2016 Wilson Community Board

Joe Ali

 

 

 

Rob Baughman

Lynda Burge

 

 

 

Joni Cochran

Trey Geisenhoffer   

 

 

 

Jerry Kennon

J.B. Loper

 

 

 

Scott McCormick

Tony Minor

 

 

 

Robin Morthel

Kevin Mosley

 

 

 

David Pierce

Karl Rehmer

 

 

 

Linda Rising

Matthew Ryan

 

 

 

Robin Sistad

Lindsay Smith

 

 

 

Tom Wallace

Derrick Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.