A dedication ceremony for the Ellis family’s newly recycled home has been scheduled on Sunday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m. The family, volunteers and other Habitat supporters will join to celebrate the completion of this house project. The ceremony will take place at the home which is located at 1900 Brunswick Street in Kingsport. Members of the community are invited to attend. Labor for the project was contributed by the “Kingsport Regulars” volunteer group and by other community volunteers.
Thank You to “Team Blue”!
As part of a statewide initiative, employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (“Team Blue”)volunteered on September 25 on Holston Habitat for Humanity’s recycled house project in Elizabethton. ”Team Blue” members showed their support of Holston Habitat’s efforts to provide homeownership opportunities to low-income families by helping to patch drywall, paint and clean the worksite. They also showed their support for the affiliate’s mission by presenting Holston Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Art Pearce, with a contribution of $10,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation. Many thanks to “Team Blue” and to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation for their generosity and support!
The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore was excited to be invited by the Downtown Kingsport Association to set up a window display at the DKA building during the month of September! Check out the display in person at 229 Broad Street in downtown Kingsport. The display will remain through the end of the month and is centered around the theme “There’s No Place Like Home.”
Holston Habitat for Humanity’s 2014 Annual Picnic was held on Sunday, September 7 at Warriors’ Path State Park. Over 200 adults and children came out to enjoy this evening filled with friends, family, food and fellowship!
Johnson City House Project
Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the beginning of a house build in Johnson City in late September! The home will be constructed in partnership with Helen Bell and her family at 908 East Lakeview Drive in Johnson City (across the street from the Pepsi factory). The ‘Johnson City B Team’ volunteer group will lead community volunteers in the construction of this three bedroom house. If you, your organization or business would like to get involved with this project, please contact Deb Yobst at 423-477-3008.
Kingsport House Project
Holston Habitat for Humanity is also excited to announce an upcoming house project in Kingsport! Construction on this three bedroom home being built in partnership with the Menya family is scheduled to begin on October 4. The project is being sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company and Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. The home will be located at 120 Wampler Street in Kingsport. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering on this project are encouraged to sign up online by clicking the button below or to contact Steve Clark at 423-737-6038.