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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 Donate

RCHFH cannot build simple, decent, affordable homes without the financial support of individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and foundations in Rutherford County.

How Can You Help?

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Here's How Your Donation Can Help Build a Home!

$20 = Box of Nails $50 = Kitchen Sink blueprint-gloves.jpg
$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

Cars for Homes

Your car donation can help a family in your community build a house, and the hope of a better life!  

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Giving Matters


Habitat's Tithe Program: WE GIVE BACK!   

 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

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity donates a portion of unrestricted funds as a tithe to help other Habitat affiliates across the world. Over the past year, we have divided our tithe between three countries:

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

Valspar Paints


Dow Chemical

Hunter Douglas

Schneider Electric


Local Supporters

Billy Whitefield - Appraisals

Buster McAlpin

Ken's One-Stop Exterminating

Signs by Scott

Pinnacle Building Services

Ron Russell Drywall Services

Did You Know?

Rutherford County

  • We are a licensed contractor.
  • We have built over 122 homes in RC since 1989.
  • RCHFH home owners pay over $80,000 in city & county property taxes annually.
  • RCHFH & Murfreesboro Community Development was one of seven Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Awards from the National Community Development Association for our innovative partnership to build our 100th home.


  • Ranked 4th in Nation in Habitat new house production for FY2013.
  • Home builds have added over $270 million to the tax base in our state.
  • Habitat homebuyers have under a 2.9% foreclosure rate.
  • There are 51 Habitat for Humanity affiliates who serve 63 counties to build and sell simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.

Habitat International

  • Today, we have helped build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 2 million people around the world. 
  • Builder magazine ranked Habitat for Humanity International the 6th largest builder in their top 100 Builders in 2010.

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We are thrilled to be a part of #GivingTuesday this year!


Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014

There's Black Friday... And Cyber Monday...

But #Giving Tuesday is a special day to remind us that giving means much more than material gifts!


Your gift can really make a difference!

$20 = 1 Box of Nails

$50 = 1 Kitchen Sink

$75 = 1 Low-flow Toilet

$100 = 1 Window

$200 = 1 Front Door

Donate to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity and help us also qualify for special bonus prizes!

Four $1,000 Power Hour Golden Tickets awarded to the nonprofit organization that receives the most number of donors at the end of these hours:

  • Early Bird: 7:00am - 8:00am
  • Afternoon Delight: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Dinner Dash- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Last Call: 11:00pm - 11:59pm

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