Monthly Newsletter - November 2015 

Last Home Dedication of 2015   
On Saturday, November 21, we celebrated the dedication of our 200th home! This last home of our build season is located in South Franklin and will be the new home of Ross and Laura Tierney. We want to thank all the volunteers who participated in this build, as well sponsors Eco-Energy, Church of the City, First Tennessee Bank, Gateway Church, the Rotary Clubs of Williamson County for their generous support. 
As the year comes to a close, we can't thank you enough for your support of our ministry.
Thanks to the 2,100 volunteers who put in more than 16,800 hours on our build sites and the generous donations from our community, 11 families will enjoy the holidays in Habitat for Humanity homes they purchased! 
Click here to see more photos from the Fall Community Build.
Click below to see News Channel 5's coverage of the Tierney's dedication.

Meet the Family!  
We are excited to introduce our Fall Community Build partner family, The Tierneys. Ross, Laura, and their two children, Ruth (2) and Abram (16 months), love spending time as a family. Ross works full-time for Whole Foods and part-time as a freelance writer. He enjoys refurbishing old furniture and building new furniture out of used or recycled materials. Laura loves to bake. The Tierneys attend the Church of the City in Franklin and are involved in a community group that meets weekly for bible teaching and community service.

The couple breathed a sigh of relief when they received news that they had been accepted into the program. "Finding a house in Franklin has not been easy," explains Ross. "We attempted to do this on our own, but could not qualify for anything. We have excellent credit and a solid work history, but finding something affordable was very difficult. With two bedroom apartments costing an average of $1,200 per month,even renting was prohibitive. We are so very thankful for all of our blessings and are so grateful for this opportunity to own our own home."

Click here to read more about the Tierney family.  
Thank you, Nissan!  
Merita Polk  
On Friday, November 13, we dedicated our ninth Nissan-built home to Franklin native Merita Polk. Over the last five weeks, 200 Nissan employees volunteered to build this two-story home on Natchez Street, next to Annie Dixon's house, which they built two years ago.

Merita has dealt with a great deal of adversity the past few years, but you would never know it from her never-ending smile and positive attitude. Diagnosed with cancer in 2010, she spent a year going through chemotherapy and radiation. "I struggled, but I never lost hope."  

Merita currently lives in an apartment just blocks away that has mold, a leaky roof, and no heat. She can't wait to spend this winter warm and cozy in her new home. "This Habitat for Humanity program has renewed my hope that my future will be better. I just feel blessed to be in this program," she says. "I am at a loss for words. All I can say is thank you."

"Community partnerships enable Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury to build homes and provide hopeful futures for families," explains our Executive Director Becket Moore. "Nissan embraces community, and we at Habitat are both honored and grateful to be associated with such a socially conscious organization. Thank you Nissan for your contribution to our affiliate and for your commitment to Habitat for Humanity."

Merita will purchase her home at no profit and with a zero-interest mortgage. She will close on it before Christmas and will celebrate the holiday with her daughter and grandchildren in her new home!   

Click here to see photos from the Nissan Build.
Click here to see photos from the Nissan Dedication. 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) after the widely recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Fueled by social media, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season and is a great way to share the mission of your favorite nonprofits.

This year #GivingTuesday is December 1. 
We hope you will make a donation and support Habitat Williamson-Maury, your local Habitat affiliate. You can give quickly and securely on our website at

We want to celebrate the day with you by giving everyone who donates $20 or more through the website that day a free gift. We will send you a code to download a "My Deals App," which provides access to exclusive deals at merchants all over the United States. Much like the coupon books that you buy from schools, the app will save you up to 50% at restaurants, hotels, and  entertainment venues, but you will never have to search for it in the back seat of your car!

Please join us on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts on Dec. 1 and help us spread the word!

Our goal is to raise $7,000 to sponsor the "bricks and sticks" for one build day.  Help us do it! 

We will be closed on Thanksgiving &
Friday 11/27 in observance of the holiday.

ReStore 30% Off Day Moved to
Small Business Saturday
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Habitat Williamson-Maury ReStore will be closed Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27. Please visit us on Saturday 11/28 for our "Small Business Saturday Sale." Everything in the store will be 30% off!

We have an array of gently used and new home improvement items such as furniture, home accessories, lighting, building materials, and appliances - all at deeply discounted prices.

To stay up-to-date on what is available at the ReStore, join its dedicated Facebook page. We post pictures of new merchandise weekly, as well as details on special sales.

Also, remember we accept donations of furniture and other household items. For free, fast pickups, please call the ReStore at 615-690-8094.  

The ReStore hours of operation are 10:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday, and it is located at 1725 Columbia Avenue in Franklin.   

Hammers & High Heels 2016
We are excited to announce that next year's Hammers & High Heels will be held on Friday,
April 22, 2016 at the The Factory at Franklin's Liberty Hall.

Mark your calendars! We have so much in store
for the big night, and the best part - every dollar raised supports our 2016 Women Build home.

Habitat Seeks Homeowners for 2016
Do you know a family interested in working to become a Habitat homeowner?

Habitat Williamson-Maury is accepting applications for families interested in affordable housing both in Williamson and Maury Counties. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualification information can be found on our website. For questions please contact
Wayne Weaver at 615-550-5618.