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.
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.
Strength, love, and determination are what it took for Mahmoud Dalal and Saba Abdelkadir to accomplish their dream of homeownership in the United States. On October 1, 2011 this family’s lifelong dream of owning their own home began to become a reality because of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2011.
It was love at first site for Ethiopian born, Saba, and Somalia native Mahmoud, who met through a mutual friend in Ethiopia. They spoke different native languages but were able to communicate through their mutual understanding of Arabic.
Habitat for Humanity marked a major milestone Oct. 3 when it dedicated its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and begins construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is among the more than 2,300 Habitat affiliates worldwide that have made this milestone possible, having built 419 houses since its founding in 1985.
Thanks to the following individuals for their generous gifts in memory of or in honor of a loved one from September 1 to September 30, 2011.
Our Thrift Store has entered into a partnership with the East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC) to provide donated medical equipment that comes into the Thrift Store.
The blitz for the 2011 Women Build is rapidly approaching on October 1. We are actively recruiting women to participate and have scheduled a training class for all interested people.
Lori Gano, the house leader for the Women Build, is planning a general construction class for Saturday September 17th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will take place at the Habitat office beginning in the Construction/Heart & Soul classroom.
Drew Farr is a junior at Webb School of Knoxville. He is 17 years old and has been volunteering with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity to lead shed builds. His family is actively involved in Habitat and his father, Skip Farr (pictured at left with him), is a long-time board member and volunteer.
Country music recording artist Keith Urban gave new meaning to the term “urban” renewal in Knoxville August 12th when he presented keys to the homeowner for the newest house on Knoxville’s “Music Row” – a Knoxville Habitat for Humanity initiative inspired and funded by the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation.
The house, at 1713 LeFlore Ave., is the second of what will be 10 homes planned for “Music Row” in Lonsdale in as many years.
Thanks to the following individuals for their generous gifts in memory of or in honor of a loved one from August 1 to August 31, 2011.