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- Make your gift to Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity
- Complete a Matching Gift form available from your employer. Sometimes this is all done online.
- If needed send in your Matching Gift Application to us and we can complete the form.
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In honor of Jack Goodrich, Co-founder, Fundraiser, former President and Board Member, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is launching our community giving campaign, The House That Jack Built. Will you be one of 3,000 members of the local community to give $20.00 each in Jack’s honor? Recognizing the generosity of our community and valuing the impact of each individual gift, we know that together we can!Jack’s Story Jack Goodrich was born in 1923 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He grew up and was educated in Nashville at East High School and George Peabody College at Vanderbilt. Jack served in the military from 1942 to 1945 and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with 3 bronze stars and the Philippines Liberation Medal with one bronze star. Jack Goodrich and his wife Millie moved to Murfreesboro in 1949. Jack used his talents in the business world, working for Aultman’s Jewelers, Bell Jewelers and other local businesses. In addition to Jack’s numerous business accomplishments, Jack was an effective community leader who exemplified service through the Kiwanis Club, MTSU’s Blue Raider Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Murfreesboro Affordable Housing Board and Room in the Inn, Trinity United Methodist Church, the Wesley Foundation at MTSU and for the Murfreesboro District of the United Methodist Church. It seems impossible to tell all that Jack accomplished, but 124 families in Rutherford County have to thank Jack Goodrich for co-founding a local ministry to make their dreams of owning a home a reality. In 1988, Jack Goodrich co-founded Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity. Jack continued to be involved with Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity for over ten years during which time 40 homes were built. The story is told of the Ben Weber Habitat Home, built for journalist Ben Weber who had been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. He wanted to be sure his family had a warm home and roof over their heads. Jack led the way in asking members of the community to help build a home for Ben Weber and his family. Help us continue Jack’s legacy by answering his call again to build a home for a neighbor in need. Help us fund...
The House That Jack Built
Other Ways You Can Help!
How to DonateRCHFH cannot build simple, decent, affordable homes without the financial support of individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and foundations in Rutherford County.
How Can You Help?Make a donation by mail Click here to download our donation pledge form. OR Make an online donation to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity Credit card donations accepted through a secure site.
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Here's How Your Donation Can Help Build a Home!
|$20 = Box of Nails||$50 = Kitchen Sink|
|$75 = Low Flow Toilet||$100 = Window|
|$150 = Wall Framing||$200 = Front Door|
|$300 = Lighting||$500 = Paint|
|$1000 = Flooring||$1500 = Roof Shingles|
|$2000 = Appliances||$3000 = Drywall|
Cars for Homes Your car donation can help a family in your community build a house, and the hope of a better life! To see how easy it is to donate to Cars for Homes, check out short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUnQwzDuQDE Click here To donate
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The word "tithe" comes from the tradition in which people of certain faiths would donate ten percent of their income to their religious institution. Through Habitat's tithe program, Habitat partners are encouraged to donate a tenth of what they raise in support of house building in another country, encouraging all programs to participate in the international effort to eliminate global poverty by sending a portion of what is raised in their home country elsewhere.In times of financial crisis, the tithe program holds us together in firm, mutual, and often long-term support. It doesn't take much to have a measurable impact. For instance:
|$5||Buys a bag of cement in Vietnam|
|$20||Pays for a toilet in Egypt|
|$50||Provides drinkable water to a village family in Tajikistan|
|$100||Funds the electricity for a home in Guatemala|
|$300||Funds all the walls in a home in Ghana|
|$400||Pays for a tin roof in Haiti|
|$800||Paints 16 homes in the Philippines|
|Thailand||Funds assisted in ongoing tsunami recovery.|
|Madagascar||Over 90% of urban residents in this country live in slum communities. Prone to flooding and cyclones, slums often become cesspools of stagnant water, sewage & malaria-carrying mosquitoes. HFH Madagascar enlarges pathways and installs drainage systems, constructs public toilets, laundry and water points as well as building homes.|
|Cameroon||This country is experiencing rapid population growth and urbanization. People migrate here in hope of finding employment, but find very high property prices and overcrowded rental units (2-6 people per room). In desperation, many resort to using recycled waste materials to build makeshift shelters. Nearly 4 out of every 10 live on less than $1 per day. Through community based partnerships, HFH Cameroon secures land and provides affordable housing options.|
|Uganda||In 2012, we will be sending a portion of our tithe to this country. Conflict in this region has resulted in instability and displaced people, alongside the effects of HIV/AIDS, malaria and poor health care. This has resulted in the orphaning of around 45% of Ugandan children. Extreme poverty is another problem. 38% of the population lives in grass thatched huts. HFH Uganda helps secure land and build homes. They also include training in health and other relevant life skills for the families.|
Thank you to our generous supporters
National In-Kind Donors
Billy Whitefield - Appraisals
Ken's One-Stop Exterminating
Signs by Scott
Pinnacle Building Services
Ron Russell Drywall Services
Did You Know?
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The House That Jack Built