This Week at Holston Habitat 11/17/14

2015 Fundraising Appeal

Dear Friends of Holston Habitat for Humanity,
2014 has been a year of change and challenge for many in our area. We will accomplish a milestone in placing our 250th family into home ownership this year and we have seen tremendous growth in our Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Kingsport. ReStore proceeds have helped build 192 houses since 1992. However, we are not just house builders, we are Hope Builders!
With the help of community volunteers, our very dedicated “Regulars” and the churches and businesses who have contributed time and money to our program, Holston Habitat for Humanity has provided safe and affordable housing for families in Carter, Sullivan and Washington counties and in the city of Bristol, Virginia. We want to invite you to become a Hope Builder with us!
What does this mean to these families?
  • Pride in participating in the building of their home.
  • Education to learn how to handle their finances more efficiently, maintain their homes and be good neighbors.
  • Growth in self-esteem and stability which often leads to additional education, better jobs and an improved quality of life.
  • Hope for a better future.
What can you do to help?
  • Give – Your contributions support our work and ensure the success and growth of Holston Habitat.
  • Volunteer – Help us build; provide food for workers; serve on a committee; work in the office or Habitat ReStore.
  • Advocate – Tell and recruit others to be a part of our ministry and make affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
Did you know, on average, that every five minutes, somewhere in our world, volunteers and a needy family are celebrating the completion of a housing solution? Please consider prayerfully and give generously to make an impact in your corner of our world through Holston Habitat for Humanity.
Grace to you,


Dr. Sally Lee                                                                                 Art Pearce                                                                     Board of Directors, President                                                    Executive Director

If you would like to make a contribution to Holston Habitat for Humanity’s 2015 building fund please click here or mail it to P.O. Box 5265, Kingsport, TN, 37663.  All contributions are tax deductible.

This Week at Holston Habitat 11/10/14

4,000th Habitat for Humanity Home in Tennessee

On Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the construction of its 4000th home in the State of Tennessee!  The house was built in Franklin, Tennessee by Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury Counties in partnership with Harold Allen, a local Vietnam Veteran.  This milestone house marks the combined efforts of Tennessee’s 50 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that serve 62 counties across the state.  The dedication of the home is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11 at 112 Bradford Drive in Franklin.  Congratulations to all who have been involved in this project!

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.  The day is celebrated annually on November 15 with events across the country.  The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore diverts waste from our landfills by accepting donations of gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, electronics and building materials.  These donations are then processed and sold to the public generating funds for the construction of Habitat homes.  Show your support for the reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose movement by paying a visit to the Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore!  The store is located at 750 East Main Street in downtown Kingsport and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Recycle Old Vehicles With 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 11/3/14

ReStore Open House Event

The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore is excited to be participating in Downtown Kingsport Association’s Holiday Open House event on Thursday, November 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The ReStore will have extended hours of operation that day and will remain open to shoppers until 8:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.  The Revelations musical group will perform Christmas and gospel classics beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A free Habitat for Humanity ReStore reusable shopping tote will be given to shoppers with every minimum $20 purchase. 

ReStore Winter Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore will correspond with closures announced by Kingsport City Schools.  If Kingsport City Schools are closed, then the store will be closed.  We appreciate your understanding as we make every effort to ensure the safety of all volunteers, staff, donors and shoppers during the winter months.