Two Homes Dedicate July 8

Two Spring home builds will dedicate, Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. We are excited for both families who have worked hard to own their homes! Special thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who have helped these two families find more stability and self-reliance! To find out how you can get involved and support affordable homeownership in Wilson County, contact Director Tory Tredway at: ttredway@habitatnashville.org.

 

 

Faith Build - Hillary, left, first nail

Community Build - Naglaa and Wael, right, first nail


 

 

2018 Spring Builds

 

Faith Build

Hillary was born in Nashville and has always lived in Donelson, a suburb of Nashville.  One of her favorite memories is playing outside with all her friends until twilight! Hillary graduated from Two Rivers High School and she obtained a degree in business administration from Aquinas Collage.  She has since retired from the state of Tennessee as a clerk for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Hillary really enjoyed her position with the state and is looking forward to volunteering in her retirement years.    

 

Hillary currently lives in a tiny 640 square foot apartment.  She has lived in the same apartment complex since 2010. She says each year when she renews her lease, the rent goes up and has risen more than $200! The apartment complex is old and the apartments are not well maintained she says. Hillary believes the most exciting part of owning her own home will be to have a room for her siblings to visit.

 

Hillary is excited about the homeownership opportunity through Habitat for Humanity, saying that her mortgage payment will be an investment in her future. Hillary has volunteered on several Habitat for Humanity builds, which inspired her to apply for her own home.  She credits her sister, Robin, for steering her in the right direction financially so she could qualify for the Habitat homeownership program. “I’m very humbled to be the recipient of such an outpouring of generosity,” she says of her sponsors. “I will do my best to be worthy of it.

 

Faith Build Sponsors:  College Hills Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church, Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, Providence United Methodist Church, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., The Bridge Fellowship, Middle Tennessee Electric Sharing Change, The Memorial Foundation, and two anonymous family foundations. 

 

 

Community Build

Wael and Naglaa are proud parents of two children: a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year- old son. They chose the Middle Tennessee area to live because they have a lot of friends in the area and attend church in Nashville. Wael has worked for Yates Services since November of 2015. He enjoys his current position and hopes to become a systems engineer one day.  Naglaa stays home to care for the children.

 

Wael and Naglaa have lived in the same apartment complex for the past four years.  They have changed rental locations within the complex for various reasons. The apartment complex is under new management and they say it is under constant need of repairs and the rent has increased every time they have renewed their lease. Wael works a late shift and he is concerned about his family’s safety.  Wael and Naglaa love Wilson County and can’t wait to make it their home.

 

Wael and Naglaa decided to apply for the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program when Wael realized the family needed more space. He needed the stability of housing costs that don’t continually rise. Wael and Naglaa didn’t qualify for a conventional mortgage and applied for the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program and qualified. They are attending homeownership classes in preparation for becoming homeowners. The family can’t wait for more space of their own and for a yard for the children to play. “Thank you so much for helping us make our dreams of homeownership come true,” Wael says.

 

Community Build made possible by an anonymous donor. Volunteer groups:  Enbridge, FedEx Supply Chain, Orangetheory Fitness, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Remar, and Under Armour.

 


2018 Golf Challenge Breaks Record

 

Thanks to sponsors and golfers, $52,522 was raised this year at the annual Wilson Golf Challenge.  "This is the most money raised in the event’s 10-year history!" says Wilson Director Tory Tredway.
Special thanks to primary sponsors:

 

 

and Stumb Healthcare Professionals

 

To see photos from the 2018 Golf Challenge click here

 

To see video from the 2018 Golf Challenge click here

 


 

2017 Wilson Habitat Homeowners

Click here to see 2017 photos from Wilson Habitat for Humanity.

Click here to see photos from the 2017 Houses of Hope

 

These families now have more stability and independence thanks to you!

 

   

 

 


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 73 homes and renovated three, serving 76 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.

 


 

2018 Wilson Community Board

 

Joni Cochran

 

 

 

Kate Dailey

Debra Dishmon

 

 

 

Kristin Fleming

Trey Geisenhoffer

 

 

 

Tyler Hutton

Jerry Kennon

 

 

 

Kim Lacy

Doug Mathis

 

 

 

Kyle Musice

Martin Porter

 

 

 

David Rhodes

David Sloan II

 

 

 

Lindsay Smith

Katherine Stranahan

 

 

 

Tom Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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