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Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity
January 31, 2011

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity provides houses to poor families. Houses. Moreover, the new homeowners have helped build the houses they will live in, working alongside of members of the community. This is an extraordinary mission when you think about it.

I first became involved with Habitat in 2006, having wanted to do something more active than simply write a check. When I visited the Habitat office, I was struck by the friendliness and enthusiasm of everyone there. Within a few weeks, I was laying baseboard, my first job. In the years since, I have helped with insulation, siding, framing, and painting, often with the future homeowners doing the same thing.

The Habitat staff members I've had the good fortune to work with are incredible: Beth and Megan in the office, and Roy, Terry and Jacob on the work sites. Some of the best people I've ever met.

The Great!

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

Seeing a finished house and shaking hands with the new owners is quite an experience.

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

Actually, I would do exactly what is now being done!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & In addition to construction work, I've been searching for auctioned houses that I migh bid on and transfer to Habitat.

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