This Week at Holston Habitat 5/18/15

2015 Home Builders Blitz

Home Builders Blitz is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry to build homes across the U.S.  More than 80 Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide will take part in this year’s event.  Building and construction professionals will build, renovate or repair more than 250 homes as part of Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz program, with work on many of these homes finishing the week of June 9.

Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to be a part of Home Builders Blitz 2015!  Our blitz house will be built in partnership with the Trent family at 717 Wade Street in Johnson City.  Construction on the home is scheduled to take place June 1 through June 12.  If you are a professional builder, sub contractor or tradesperson who would like to contribute time, materials or other support on this project please contact Art Pearce at 423-239-7689.  WJHL will be serving as a media partner for this project and will be broadcasting daily from the build site.

Office Closure

The Holston Habitat for Humanity office will be closed Monday, May 25 in celebration of Memorial Day.  The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.  We hope you all have a happy and safe Memorial Day.

This Week at Holston Habitat 5/11/15

Holston Habitat for Humanity Hires Community Outreach Director

Trish Patterson 2 Holston Habitat for Humanity would like to announce that Patricia “Trish” Patterson has been hired as the organization’s first Community Outreach Director. In this new position, Patterson will lead assessment of Habitat housing goals to identify revitalization needs in the communities served by Holston Habitat for Humanity.
“Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome Ms. Patterson to our dedicated staff. This year, in addition to adding this staff position, Holston Habitat celebrates our 30th anniversary and will serve the 260th family,” says Art Pearce, Executive Director. “We can’t wait to put Trish to work within the community, helping our staff, Board of Directors and volunteers to create new opportunities for changing lives, revitalizing neighborhoods, and building new partnerships. All these efforts will help Habitat grow into our next 30 years of ministry.”
 Patterson comes to Holston Habitat for Humanity with experience in higher education, and non-profit management and development. Having served as the Executive Director for Hands On! Regional Museum and as Development Director for Holston Conference Camp & Retreat Ministry, Ms. Patterson knows the community and is especially committed to improving the lives of children. “Having grown up here and having raised our children here, I am grateful for this community. Now, I am honored and excited to work with Holston Habitat for Humanity in this new position. I look forward to connecting the ministry of Holston Habitat with new partners, new volunteers and new supporters who will experience the joy of helping provide safe, affordable housing for our neighbors.”

Tune In To AM Tri-Cities

Tune in to AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM this Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. for an interview with Homeowner Services Manager, Alanna Leonberg and Community Outreach Director, Trish Patterson.  Alanna and Trish will speak about the vision of Holston Habitat for Humanity and the various opportunities for building partnerships within our communities.

This Week at Holston Habitat 5/4/15

Honor Mom With A Mother’s Day Gift From The Heart!

Mother’s Day is less than a week away.  Show appreciation for your mom by making a tax deductible donation to Holston Habitat for Humanity in her honor.  Donations may be mailed to the Holston Habitat for Humanity office at P.O. Box 5265, Kingsport, TN  37663.

Include your mom’s contact information with your donation and she will receive a beautiful printed card letting her know that her gift this year is an investment in the success of another family.

Spring Open House at the ReStore

The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore is excited to be a part of Downtown Kingsport Association’s Spring Open House event!  This Thursday, May 7 the ReStore will have extended hours of operation from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The ReStore is located at 750 East Main Street in Downtown Kingsport.

Tune In To AM Tri-Cities

Tune in to AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM this Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. for an interview with ReStore Manager, Milburn Lane.  Milburn will speak about the various opportunities to support Holston Habitat for Humanity’s mission through shopping at, donating to and voluntter with the ReStore.