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.
In the days leading up to Mother’s Day on May 8, hundreds of female volunteers will pound nails and raise walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in all 50 states in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30 – May 8.
On May 3, 2011, in Knoxville, female volunteers came together to build a floor system for a new Knoxville Habitat for Humanity home at 2225 Virginia Ave., the future home of Donna Wilson.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is holding a crew leader orientation on Saturday, June 11th from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. Anyone who is interested in becoming a crew leader with us should plan to attend this very informative meeting.
Volunteer crew leaders are one of the most crucial volunteers we have working with us at Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. Crew leaders supervise volunteers on a specific task during a build and ensure the work is completed according to schedule.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity built 7 houses in 7 days for 7 families during our annual multihouse blitz build April 9 - 16, 2011. The blitz builds are always a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun. Check out our picture galleries below to see some of the toil and teamwork from throughout the week.
Thanks to the following individuals for their generous gifts in memory of a loved one from April 1 through April 30, 2011. If you would like to make an honor or memory gift, please visit our secure donation page.
In Memory of Marie Chapman:
by Lou E. Cox
In Memory of Betsy Coffey:
by Joe and Ann (Fort) Segraves
In Memory of Lois Grishkin:
by Brent Grishkin
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity's annual blitz builds are always an exciting time for the homeowners, volunteers and staff who work so hard during the week to build multiple houses in one week's time. The blitz build is also a great time for Habitat for Humanity to get visibilty in the community with media coverage of our efforts. The local media came out in full force throughout the week to cover the goings-on at the blitz site. In case you missed any of the stories, here is a complilation of some of the features that ran throughout the week.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity built 7 houses in 7 days from the ground up April 9th - 16th, 2011. Thanks to our 13 Covenant Partners and more than 1,400 volunteers, all 7 houses were finished on time. Check out this cool time-lapse video of one of the houses going up during the course of 7 days.
Knoxville contractors and do-it-yourselfers have a new source for all things home improvement with the opening of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore, containing Knoxville’s largest inventory of new and donated home improvement goods and appliances.
Last year, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity launched a campaign to encourage those who embrace our mission and ministry to consider including the organization in their estate plans. To date, we have received notification that more than $ 2,000,000 in gifts and bequests have been directed to us through numerous wills and estate plans.
In just seven short days from April 9th to the 16th, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and more than a thousand volunteers will come together to build seven houses from the ground up and establish the beginning of Silver Leaf, Habitat for Humanity’s third subdivision in Knox County.
Patience, determination and transformation describe Candy Zancker on her path to homeownership in Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s new Silver Leaf subdivision, where her home will be built as part of a seven house blitz build April 9 to 16th, 2011.