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.
Raised in Great Falls, Montana, Dick was putting himself through school at Montana State University when the country called for him to serve. Five days after finishing his degree in mechanical engineering, he found himself at boot camp, followed by Officer Candidate School for an additional twenty-seven weeks.
KHFH elects Jay McBride as the chairman of the board of directors and welcomes new board member Elizabeth Carroll. Jay McBride has been involved in the construction industry for thirty years. He is a partner in TJ Development & Management, LLC and owns and operates McBride Company, LLC, a construction company. Primarily focused on commercial construction, Jay has built in the state of Tennessee since 1978. He also provides construction management services.
Covenant Partners After God's Heart, Protomet, and Brown Bag are joining forces with volunteers from Wallace Memorial Baptist Church to build the house that the Young family will purchase this summer. Volunteer Rhonda Archer captured great photos from the first day of their build.
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.