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.
Meet Veteran and Volunteer John Hartigan
A veteran of the US Navy (Korean Conflict), an outdoorsman and world traveler, an author and photographer, and a husband, father, and grandfather, John Hartigan has generously contributed many talents to our world over the years. Currently, he can be found volunteering three days a week for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity as a member of the indispensable crew of electricians.
We would like to recognize friends of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity who are members of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2014.
Robyn Ulrich, SVP Consumer Products, Scripps Networks Interactive
Robyn is a member of the board of directors of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, former chairman of the board, and a leader in Habitat’s women’s initiative S.H.O.P. (Sisters Hammering Out Poverty).
Kenneth Halstead Cheatham, 89, took his love of building from his livelihood to a dedication to serving others.
WOW, which stands for “Win Our World,” is a local urban ministry that has been serving Knoxville since 2003. The WOW program was designed by Pastor Amy Figg, Nancy Friedrich, and the youth ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church. The concept of WOW began when the group was forming ideas for its youth summer mission trips. The group decided to work locally and let the youth ministry be in charge of the operation instead of traveling to other locations for missionary work.
James Tuttle has been volunteering with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity for nearly a decade. He has served on our Board of Directors and as a House Leader during our annual Multi-House Blitz. Mr. Tuttle has received a multitude of awards for community involvement from Pilot Flying J, his employer and one our long time Covenant Partners.
Moll and Charlie Anderson’s support of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity inspires positive change in our community. An interior designer and lifestyle expert, Moll believes that a home is an important tool in empowering an individual or family to realize constructive change. As such, her work with Habitat for Humanity embodies her motto of “Change your home, change your life.” Through Habitat, Moll enables families who can’t otherwise qualify to own a home to broaden their horizons and live the American Dream of homeownership.
Global Village Journal
Nepal – Oct / Nov 2011
Sightseers. We are sightseers – from Knoxville and Chapel Hill and Smyrna, Georgia. Fourteen sightseers who dreamed of seeing the sights of Nepal halfway round the world. But also dreamed of a fabulous sight – two Habitat for Humanity homes built by hand onsite in the province of Kavre – not far from Kathmandu.
And sightseers we were as we made our way! Whether trekking the Himalaya
After several years of struggling, the Habitat for Humanity Chapter at The University of Tennessee is once again actively involved with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, thanks to new leadership.
David Grueser, president of the University of Tennessee’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, has made a valuable impact on the campus and in the Knoxville community.
Lori Gano is a licensed contractor in Knoxville who has been building houses for more than 16 years. After buying her first home at 18, Lori taught herself construction skills by doing her own home improvements. She is dedicated to helping her community and actively volunteers at Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.
The mothers, daughters, grandmothers, wives, and sisters of the Knoxville community came together October 1 to begin building a Knoxville Habitat for Humanity home constructed solely by women.