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Habitat for Humanity's 2017 Home Builders Blitz
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is honored to be selected again for the nationalHabitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz program.
Endorsed by the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB), Tennessee's # 1 Builder, Ole South Properties, will lead area building professionals and contractors to build a home for a family in need in Rutherford County. Habitat's Home Builders Blitz is a national Habitat for Humanity project in which over 250 Habitat homes across the country will be built in 2017!
Our Presenting Sponsor, Ply Gem Industries is supplying siding, windows and doors and exterior accents for the Builders Blitz house! Thank you also to our other funders!
F & T Drywall
Thank you to Ole South Properties and their many participating contractors!
If you would like to be a part of this build, please contact us: Melissa Cross
As professionals in the building industry know, having a safe, affordable home is important to every family. It’s a place not only for shelter, but for everyday moments and special celebrations. A home is the foundation from which lives are built, and we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live.
The Home Builders Blitz joins Habitat and professional homebuilders allowing us to exponentially increase our work and maximize our efforts. When homebuilders provide labor, funding and materials, it allows us to serve even more homeowners.
In 2016, we were able to work across 31 states to construct or repair 250 homes with the help of professional homebuilders. That brings us to a total of more than 1,700 homes since this program began in 2006.
Home Builders Blitz History
Since 2006, hundreds of professional homebuilders and thousands of subcontractors, suppliers and other trade professionals have partnered with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build more than 1,500 homes across our country. The benefits of this effort are incredible, not only for the Habitat families who have the opportunity for a new, safe and healthy home, but as a real and meaningful way for homebuilding professionals to partner with Habitat for Humanity, network with area contractors and suppliers, and give back to their communities!
“One of the goals of this event is to involve more people in the work of Habitat and to get them excited about continuing to support affordable housing efforts,” states Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “It just makes sense to involve construction professionals who have a unique perspective on the importance of a strong, well-developed community.”
Habitat Family Bio:
A star athlete with a zest for life, Charles was about to graduate high school with dreams of getting a degree in communications and working in sports radio. Tragically, just four and a half hours after receiving his diploma, Charles was in a severe motorcycle accident that required him to be life flighted to Vanderbilt. From that moment on, everything changed for Charles and his dreams.
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury resulting in partial paralysis to the right side of his body, Charles never thought he could own his own home.. until he found out about the Habitat Homeowner program!
Congratulations to Keosha for receiving the keys to her Habitat home from Country Music Super Star Alan Jackson!
Congratulations to the Rutherford County Area Habitat family and all who participated in our Home Builders Blitz build. Alan Jackson posted this on his Facebook page of the entire House Dedication program!
Nash Country Weekly captured this moving story by Alan Jackson on writing his "You Can Always Come Home" song and his presentation of the keys to Koesha.
SoundsLikeNashville.com shared this video of the event.
Alan Jackson also presented a very special plaque to Keosha of his original lyrics to his song "You Can Always Come Home" and gave some Hello Kitty items to daughter Kori for her new room in her new house!