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Habitat for Humanity ReStore Partners with Women Build 2012

Clarksville, TN (May 31, 2012) – The Women Build 2012 Committee of the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee announces their partnership with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore is donating a portion of their sales through May and June 2012 to the Women Build 2012 project.

The women involved with Women Build 2012 are building a 2-bedroom house for a Habitat partner family at 127 Brooks Alley. Carolyn, a single, retired, disabled mother of adult children living outside the home, is excited to be the recipient of the Women Build house.

“We are pleased to support the Women Build house. Carolyn is a dedicated volunteer in the ReStore and we wanted to support her house build in a unique way. We have pink tags throughout the ReStore to let customers know a portion of their purchase will go towards the Women Build home,” noted Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley, ReStore Manager.

Work has already begun on the lot. Volunteers will be asked to sign-up for certain shifts depending on their interests – framing, electrical, siding, insulation, drywall, interior trim, painting, cabinets, hardware, and landscaping. We anticipate volunteer work on the house to begin June 13th. Individual and group volunteers are welcome to register for Women Build at www.habitatmctn.org “Get Involved.”

“We are excited to see the house build start and to announce the collaboration with ReStore. The partnership between the ReStore and the Women Build project is a new and exciting way to raise awareness and funds towards our goal,” explained Shelby Logsdon, Executive Director.

The Women Build Committee is a group of about 20 women who have assumed the challenge to fundraise, organize construction and special events, and recruit volunteers. They are they have raised over 50 percent of their funding goal and registered over 100 volunteers. The Women Build Committee has received major sponsorships from Budweiser, Clarksville Home Builders Association, F&M Bank, Fast Train Property Management, Freedom Title Services, Keller Williams Realty, Robert Chaney, Target Leadership and an anonymous donor in the building industry along with many other donations and pledges from several more businesses and individuals to provide lunch for volunteers and contractors on Saturdays throughout the build.

“We want to thank the businesses and individuals who have donated to Women Build to date. We also want to thank all the contractors who have agreed to donate labor, supplies and services to the Women Build project. This house could not be built without the generous support from everyone coming together to provide the opportunity for Carolyn and her family to have a new and affordable home,” noted Liz Vatovec, Women Build Construction Manager and owner of NV Homes. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Affiliate at (931) 645-4222.

 

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN

Since 1992, Habitat has partnered with 78 qualified families who invest sweat equity into building simple, decent and affordable housing to achieve homeownership through a twenty-year, zero-interest mortgage. Habitat collaborates with faith, civic, and business organizations who envision neighborhood revitalization through new home construction.  www.habitatmctn.org

About Women Build

The mission of HFHI’s Women Build program is to enable U.S. and international affiliates to recruit, educate and nurture women to build—and advocate for—simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.  Since 1995, Women Build groups have built over 1,900 homes.  www.habitat.org

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build. Lowe’s sponsors National Women Build Week each year, provides competitive grant opportunities and offers free how-to clinics for U.S. Women Build affiliates. Lowe’s committed more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week 2011. They are also providing $5,000 Lowe’s store gift cards and event support materials to more than 250 Habitat affiliates. www.lowes.com

‘Build Louder’ with Habitat November newsletter

In this issue of the Habitat for Humanity November newsletter…

:: Two families approved for Habitat partnership
:: Habitat registering for ‘Women Build’ program
:: HFH, Sango UMC prepare for 2011 Scamper Road Race
:: Recreate Fall Festival with Habitat ReStore
:: Pathfinders Give Time, Provide Muscle for a Good Cause
:: We ‘heart’ ReStore

Habitat ReStore Will Host First Annual ‘ReCreate’ in October

September 29, 2011, Clarksville, TN – On Saturday October 8, 2011, the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery, TN ReStore will host its first annual ‘ReCreate’, a fall festival focusing on repurposed materials, particularly those found in the ReStore. Local artists such as Shipley Potter, Dave Jenks, Gemini Dream Design, Doug Wilson, Heart Beaded Jewelry and more will have art for display and sale constructed of renewed and reused items. Doug Wilson, a regular ReStore customer, will have art at the festival made from scrap metal purchased from the ReStore. “I’m truly looking forward to participating in ReCreate. The ReStore is a source for materials to use in my work. A lot of my stuff involves metal work and is for the garden so it’s also a great fit to have the plant sale at the festival,” remarked Wilson. The festival begins at 8am with Montgomery County Master Gardeners fall plant sale on the front sidewalk until all plants are sold.

The ReCreate mission is “Members of our community committed to creating a more beautiful and endurable Clarksville through creative reuse show how they are choosing to make their neighborhoods more environmentally and economically sustainable.” ReStore Manager, Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley explained, “I took the idea for ReCreate from a project that New Orleans started called the ReUse District. We hope to see ReCreate grow into something similar. Downtown Clarksville has a growing art community and we would love to see an event bring artists together to focus on reducing landfill use while making something beautiful. We want downtown businesses, like the ReStore, that focus reusing, recycling, and repurposing materials support these initiatives.”

In addition to the local artists, the ReStore will be serving up free hot dogs, chips, and drinks to the public during the event. ReStore Assistant Manager, Lashanya Rogers stated, “Our customers are the best and we thought ReCreate was a great opportunity to show our customer appreciation. I hope everyone will come out, enjoy the local art and have a bite to eat – on the ReStore – while browsing.”
ReCreate coincides with Habitat for Humanity World Habitat Day 2011 and the theme of housing cities after disaster. The Habitat affiliate will provide information about simple, decent and affordable housing while highlighting its 76th home build sponsored by the ReStore and Duncan Construction.

ReCreate will be in the ReStore parking lot from 8am to 2pm on Saturday, October 8th 2011.