|Congratulations to Carolyn, Nancy and Sherman |
The Board of Directors approved two new partner families who hope to build their new home in late 2012 or early 2013.
Carolyn, Nancy and Sherman began their application process in August by completing a paper application demonstrating their capacity to afford a home mortgage. They were then visited by members of the Family Selection Committee who conducted a home visit to determine their need for housing. Their final step is to complete their 300-500 hours of sweat equity over the next 12-24 months which reflects their willingness to partner with Habitat.
Sweat equity consists of homeowner education seminars, financial counseling, construction on others and one's home, church/family work on one's home, working at the ReStore, supporting special events or attending dedications, children's grades (A's, B's), work promotions/pay raises and debt reduction. Given the emotional and time impact on a family during their partnership, if children are able to maintain strong grades, adults are able to obtain promotions/pay raises, or reduce debt prior to homeownership, we feel sweat equity is earned.
Our newest families are life-long residents of Clarksville who have always wanted to own their own homes. They are retired members of the community with adult children and grandchildren who will help them construct their homes. Carolyn, Sherman and Nancy join two families who are earning sweat equity to build in 2012 as well as three families who will have keys to homes by Christmas 2011.
Habitat applications are accepted daily and reviewed monthly (except December) Applications can be picked up at the Habitat Affiliate office or the ReStore.
Clarksville Habitat for Humanity registering for 'Women Build' program
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is recruiting for its Women Build committee leadership to prepare for the 2012 building season.
"We wanted a unique way celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2012 while engaging different communities and groups on the build site," said Jennifer Kready, Executive Director. "We felt theme builds would allow participants to develop ownership throughout the event, while learning about the Habitat mission and ministry as well as making new friends and connections. We hope that these builds become a regular part of our Habitat outreach and something everyone can look forward to each year
Habitat held interest meetings in October with 18 women in attendance spanning industries from home construction, hospitality, non-profit, government to education as well as several retired and veteran military members.
If you were not able to ttend a meeting in October, please visit www.habitatmctn.org to register for our November meeting.
Habitat for Humanity, Sango United Methodist Church prepare for 2011 Scamper Road Race
Clarksville, TN - Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN accepted a donation from the Sango United Methodist Church (UMC) and its proceeds from the 2010 Scamper Road Race. Habitat for Humanity has been the beneficiary of the Sango UMC event for approximately 20 years.
"We confidently say that Sango UMC has helped lay the foundation for every home we've built since 1992 and we'll be there supporting the 21st annual Sango United Methodist Church Sango Scamper Road Race," states Jennifer Kready, Executive Director.
Theresa Ellis and Joy Roberts, Sango UMC Scamper co-chairs of this event explain, "We strive to have more participants every year and we feel that having a certified course, a long event history and wonderful benefiting cause, makes the Scamper a great race to be a part of. Plus our event shirts have become very collectable."
To register for Sango Scamper Road Race visit www.active.com
Recreate Fall Festival with Habitat for Humanity
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County was in the spirit of the season Saturday with their first annual ReCreate Fall Festival held at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Shoppers looked over recycled arts and crafts from Gemini Dream Designs, Doug Wilson Sculptures, Shipley Pottery as well as work from other artists. Many tables and even the back of pick-up trucks were also filled with dozens of plants of all types from the Montgomery County's Master Gardeners.
This was the perfect time for Habitat for Humanity to hold their event with World Habitat Day 2011 going on. "World Habitat Day runs from October 3 to November 28 and it marks the 500,000th house that Habitat has done. They're blessing one in Patterson, New Jersey and they're also raising the walls on one in Kenya in Africa," said Habitat ReStore Manager Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley.
Pathfinders Give Time, Provide Muscle for a Good Cause
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Pathfinders of F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, volunteered their time to help refurbish the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore downtown here Sept. 10.
The Twenty-one Pathfinders, due to the nature of their job, were able to complete the task in half the time it was expected to take.
Working with Habitat for Humanity was a great opportunity, said 1st Lt. Curtis G. Cullen, F Co., 5th Bat., 101st CAB General Support Platoon leader. The Pathfinders role in the deconstruction work was also something that they were able to excel at.
"As far as a community effort, it matches our company's personality pretty well," he said. "It's a great organization, and the work they asked us to do is in line with what we're good at."
We 'heart' ReStore
- 'Pure' Volunteers: 120 hours
- Community Services: 57 hours
- Mature Workers: 60 hours
- Workforce Essentials 412
Donation Pick Ups
- 6 commercial donations Lowe's, Ft Campbell DRMO), Wayne's Body Shop, Lite Touch, Swift Cleaners, Madison Hair Salon
- 37 residential donations
Donation days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday