Homeownership is a big part of The American Dream. At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we are a proud partner with individuals and families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home.
Chuck and Elaine Cleland are longtime volunteers at the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store at 2209 Central Avenue.
December marked the end of their 12-year run as volunteers with us as they prepare to move to North Carolina to be near their family.
Chuck and Elaine have volunteered with the Thrift Store since 1997, when the store was still located on 11th Street. Elaine worked every Wednesday morning, with Chuck joining Elaine every third Wednesday. Their primary duties included running the cash register and answering the phones and those same duties continued until their last day.
"Chuck and Elaine have been such kind, reliable volunteers and we will greatly miss them," said Keith Maginn, volunteer coordinator for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity's Thrift Store.
Thank you, Chuck and Elaine, for your faithful volunteer service. We will miss you, but wish you the best of luck in this new and exciting chapter in your lives!