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Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity
January 29, 2011

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity is the absolute best non-profit organization I've ever had the opportunity to witness. Of course the goal is to provide affordable housing for those who need help, but in the process they also help these home owners to succeed not only in maintaining the home, but also in maintaining their personal finances. It's a holistic approach in not only making the home available to those who qualify but also in keeping the home and well-being of the families long-term.

I can't say enough about the quality of the people who work for habitat and who volunteer. Great skill and pride are put into every aspect of construction: purchasing the properties; choosing functional house plans; designing the homes to fit into the neighborhoods where they're built and giving surrounding homeowners the inspiration to improve their own homes. The skills and knowledge of the crew are expert and are wonderful, respectful teachers. Most of all - for me, anyway - they make hard work FUN!

Fundraising events are creative, well-planned, and involve activities that can be done by people who aren't old enough or physically able to work on job sites, which works very well in helping children learn how important it is to give to our community.

I cannot imagine any other organization more deserving of the Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIANonprofit Giveaway.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing the joy of new homeowners watching as their homes were built, and the excitement that they could really own their own homes.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them as much funding as they could possibly use in order to continue to do what they do.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped with construction on several homes: insulation, siding, trim, whatever needed to be don.