Twelve Clarksville churches to build a Habitat for Humanity house
Members of our local churches, Habitat board and staff members and some equally excited children started using their shovels.
Yesterday morning, twelve churches with shovels in hand ceremonially broke ground to start building a home for Christina Silva and her three children. The smiles were eager and warm as all gathered. Erica Outlaw, new Executive Director of Montgomery Co TN, opened with a prayer. All churches participated in the short service bringing unity and excitement to this special build.
Ms Silva, who lost most of her possessions in a fire last week, expressed gratitude for many things in her life. Even with the tragedy last week, she said she was grateful that her children
were nowhere near their home when the fire broke out, having organizations assisting her with clothing and other needs to get for her family and that soon she will be in a permanent home for her family she helped build with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for HumanitySango ScamperSango UMCSango United Methodist Church
It’s that time of year again!!
Sango UMC plans to host the 2016 Sango Scamper Road Race on Saturday, October 22nd. A great race for all ages! This annual event hosted by Sango United Methodist Church benefits Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TN and Sango UMC Ministries.
Race participants receive an event t-shirt and other goodies. Participants in the 5K or 10K race are automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to Game Stop!
T-Shirts guaranteed only to those who pre-register by October 1.
- 6:00 AM – Registration Opens
- 7:00 AM – 10K Race
- 8:30 AM – 5K Race
- 9:30 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run
- Awards presentation after last race
To register, visit Active.com
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is currently accepting applications from new potential homeowners. We are always looking for new partner families to join our homeowner program.
Download our application and turn it in to the office anytime.
One of the most important criteria Habitat looks at in the application process is a family’s need for decent and affordable housing. Another is the family’s ability to pay the mortgage and utilities for a Habitat home. Habitat homes are built and sold to qualified families who are able to afford a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage.
“An important requirement of the program is that applicants are able to be active partners,” said Logsdon. “A single adult is required to complete at least 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ towards the construction of their home and the homes of other Habitat families. A family with two or more adults is required to complete at least 500 hours of sweat equity.” Participants must also participate in a monthly homeowner education seminar on subjects ranging from home repairs to budgeting. The goal of the program is to ease the transition from having a landlord to being a homeowner.
Logsdon notes that “Habitat is dependent on funding from the community to help continue building decent and affordable housing for Clarksville and Montgomery County. Our housing ministry could not exist without the generous support of many community partners over the years, now and in the future.”
“Habitat has been building homes here for 24 years and yet there are still misconceptions about us in the community,” said Logsdon. “We are offering a hand-up, not a hand-out, for our partner families through the pride involved with building and purchasing their own home. No one should have to live in substandard housing and we strive to eliminate that in Clarksville and Montgomery County.”
Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing lender and does not discriminate in the financing of homes based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.
The Women Build leadership committee is hosting an interest and planning meeting this Sunday, February 21st at 4pm at the Habitat for Humanity offices at 404 Madison Street.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is bringing Women Build back to Clarksville!
This meeting will be for whomever wants to get more information, meet the women who are involved in organizing the project, learn how to raise money for Women Build and for anyone who just wants to volunteer, make new friends and have fun!! “This is our 3rd Women Build project in Clarksville-Montgomery County and we are thrilled to bring it back,” stated Shelby Logsdon, executive director. “Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life.”
For more information regarding the program follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/hfhmctn and www.twitter.com/habitatmc. For more information regarding participation, call the office at 931-645-4222.
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Build crews have built more than 2,300 Habitat homes, in the process learning new skills and helping to improve lives and communities. Habitat Women Build crews have included women from their teens well into their retirement years. Even those who don’t want to pick up a hammer can serve in supportive roles, help raise money to build, or become advocates for policies that help remove barriers to adequate, affordable housing for all.
We are excited to announce that Habitat will dedicate 2 new homes to our newest hard-working and dedicated homeowners on Sunday, January 31st starting at 2pm. The community celebration will begin at 2748 Ann Drive and then we will travel to 1329 Poplar Court. Please come out and help us celebrate.
“What a great way to start a new year with 2 new dedications,” stated Shelby Logsdon, executive director. “Many local businesses and supporters helped build these homes. We particularly want to thank Todd Halliday of The Halliday Company Inc., a local home builder, with their sponsorship and dedication in building one of these homes. Madison Street United Methodist Church, led by Donnie Mitchell, owner of Wall Windows & Glass, sponsored and coordinated the construction of our other new home. Our families invested between 250-500 hours of sweat equity toward the building of their homes with the final hours spent working side by side with all the volunteers and supporters.”
Habitat hopes to build at least 3 new homes in 2016. We need more sponsors to make this happen! Home sponsorships are an ideal way for organizations and business to invest in the Clarksville community, develop team esprit décor while building stable housing in partnership with Habitat families. Contact Habitat at 931-645-4222 for more information on how to become involved.