This Week at Holston Habitat 1/26/15

Kingsport Home Dedication

Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the upcoming home dedication for Nelson and Carolyn Ross!  The ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 at 1638 Spruce Street in Kingsport.  Labor for the project was provided primarily by the Holston Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, staff and Kingsport Regulars volunteer group.  Habitat volunteers, supporters, families and members of the community are invited to attend.

30th Anniversary Photography Contest

In honor of our 30th anniversary this year, Holston Habitat for Humanity will be holding a themed photography contest. Twelve lucky winners will be announced at our 30th Anniversary event in the fall and have their photos showcased in a 2016 Holston Habitat for Humanity calendar. Photographic themes include: “Let It Snow”, “Love”, “Joy”, “Volunteer State”, “Family”, “Fun at the ReStore”, “Action”, “Faith”, “Hard at Work”, “Hope”, “Thankful” and “Home for the Holidays”.

Persons interested in participating in Holston Habitat for Humanity’s 30th Anniversary Photography Contest should be aware of the following rules for submission: 

-All submitted photos must have been taken by the photographer making the entry.
-Photos must have been taken between 1985 and 2015 and be associated with the Holston Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
-Photos with captions/stories must be received in the Habitat office no later than Wednesday, July 1.
-Email entries to Mandy Penz at Please include the theme, your name, mailing address, email address, phone number and written consent to use your photo.

This Week at Holston Habitat 1/19/15

January 2015 Through June 2016 Goals

Holston Habitat for Humanity has adopted the following goals for the following eighteen month period.
- Raise $300,000 in cash and gifts-in-kind from new funding sources.
- Increase ReStore revenue to $450,000.
- Build or recycle 18 houses to serve 18 families.
- Recruit 18 new partner families.
- Maintain 30 building lots with a focus on areas of greatest need.
We appreciate your support as we strive to build houses and hope for more families in need!

Holston Habitat for Humanity would like to offer heartfelt thanks and best wishes to the following individuals who retired from the Board of Directors in 2014:
Jerry Johnson & Mike Lacey
Holston Habitat for Humanity would also like to extend a warm welcome to the following individuals who are joining the Board of Directors in 2015:
Doug Dotterweich, Ashok Gala, Steve Miller, Stacy Onks & Connie Whitaker
Thank you all for your commitment and service to the Holston Habitat for Humanity ministry!

This Week at Holston Habitat 1/12/15

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” –Martin Luther King Jr.
As part of the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service, Holston Habitat for Humanity will be hosting volunteer opportunities in Kingsport, Bristol and Elizabethton.  Activities for the day will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 19 and will include site clean up, constructing a porch and other exterior work.  Volunteers from across the Tri-Cities are invited to participate.  If you or someone you know is interested in participating please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Barry Osborne at 423-335-5573 to register.

Celebrating 30 Years of Building Houses and Building Hope

Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary year in 2015!  Activities and events will be held throughout the year to highlight this banner year.  Our humble affiliate has accomplished much since its founding in 1985–251 families served, 218 new houses built, 33 houses recycled–but there is still much work to be done.  Join us in 2015 as we celebrate 30 years of building houses and building hope.  Call the Habitat office at 423-239-7689 to find out how you can get involved.