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 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.
Most everyone agrees that one of the best parts of being a Habitat for Humanity volunteer is the delicious lunches that Covenant Partners, volunteers and other supporters provide on the build sites each Saturday.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is in need for volunteers or groups of volunteers to provide meals to our Saturday work groups. Lunches are typically served for 14-60 people and include anything from a simple sack lunch to a hot, catered meal.
by Archie Ellis
Chief Development Officer
I heard an interesting statistic not long ago: in the year 2000, there were 29 million people between the ages of 55 – 69; by the year 2015, there will be more than 61 million people who fall in that age range because the “baby boomer” generation (i.e., those born between 1946 and 1960) will comprise that entire sector of the population.
by Richard Isaac
The Habitat for Humanity Global Village program offers the opportunity for individuals and families to travel to one of many countries and participate in a build for a deserving family or families. It is a great effort toward eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world.
Thanks to the following individuals for their generous gifts in memory of or in honor of a loved one from July 1 to July 30, 2011. If you would like to make an honor or memory gift, please visit our secure donation page.
In Memory of Jerrell Childress:
by John and Harriett Smartt
We're pleased to announce some exciting new improvements to KHFH.com, including a new and improved online donation form and a way for our website visitors to "like" or "share" stories and pages from the website on their personal Facebook pages.
The board of directors has elected Robyn Ulrich as its chairman, effective July 1, 2011. Ulrich is the senior vice president of new product development for the home category at Scripps Networks Interactive, which includes the lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.