This Week at Holston Habitat 10/27/14

                      AmeriCorps member Opening at Holston Habitat for Humanity 

Holston Habitat for Humanity serving Sullivan, Washington, and Carter counties in Upper East Tennessee and Bristol, VA has recently been awarded the opportunity to host an AmeriCorps member for 2015.  This construction team member will begin in January and will work closely with staff, volunteers and family partners in building up to twelve affordable housing units in the area.  AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $12,000 for their year of service and a $5,645 educational award at the end of the year of service.  This educational award can be used for future education expenses or to pay down student loans.  It can also be used by older AmeriCorps members to pay for children or grandchildren’s educational expenses.  Holston Habitat for Humanity is looking for energetic and community minded candidates who will enthusiastically serve the communities in motivating, teaching and training volunteers in the service of Habitat for Humanity.  Please contact Art Pearce, Executive Director of Holston Habitat for Humanity to find out more about this opportunity or to receive an application for this position.  Inquiries may be e-mailed to apearce@holstonhabitat.org  or call the Holston Habitat for Humanity office at 423-239-7689.  Additional information about AmeriCorps can be found at  www.americorps.gov.

Roan Mountain House Project

Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce our first ever house project in Roan Mountain!  The home will be completed in partnership with Chris Holtsclaw and Lucretia Beattie and will be located at 486 Sugar Hollow Road.  Work on the project is expected to begin in late November.  If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering on this project please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Barry Osborne at 423-335-5573.

This Week at Holston Habitat 10/20/14

Shop at the ReStore

It’s fall at the Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore and we know that people love to clean out their closets and garages as the seasons change!  But before deciding to dump, hold a yard sale or toss it to the curb, first call the ReStore!  We absolutely love your leftovers!  Especially new or gently used furniture, appliances and household items.  We will even come out to your house to pickup for FREE on large donations.  Contact the Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 423-378-4760 to schedule your donation pick up today!  The ReStore is located at 750 East Main Street in downtown Kingsport and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Cars for Homes

 Did you know that your vehicle donation can help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families in your community?  When you donate a car, boat, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program, you will help your local Habitat for Humanity build and rehabilitate houses with families in need of affordable shelter.  Since the program’s inception more than $16 Million has been raised for the construction of homes across the country.  Sound simple?  Well it is!  Donate online or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-277-4344 today!

This Week at Holston Habitat 10/13/14

Volunteers Needed

Holston Habitat for Humanity currently has building projects underway in Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol and Elizabethton, with an additional project planned for Roan Mountain later this fall.  If you or your group, business or organization would like to volunteer on one of our work sites please visit the ‘Current Builds’ page for more information or contact the Holston Habitat for Humanity office at 423-239-7689 for more information.

Fall 2014 Newsletter

The Fall 2014 Newsletter is now out!  Click here to read it online.  If you would like to be added to Holston Habitat for Humanity’s newsletter mailing/e-mail list please contact the Habitat office at 423-239-7689 or e-mail info@holstonhabitat.org.

Community Resource Fair

Holston Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be participating in the Kingsport Community Advisory Board’s Community Resource and Job Fair.  The event will take place this Thursday, October 16 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Kingsport Town Center (formerly the Fort Henry Mall).  Visit our booth to learn about the various partnership and volunteer opportunities with Holston Habitat for Humanity.