This Week at Holston Habitat 11/23/15

Happy Thanksgiving

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Holston Habitat for Humanity wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!  Thanks to the generosity and support of our many wonderful donors and volunteers, 259 families have homes in which to gather and celebrate.


The holidays are quickly approaching and everyone will soon be busy shopping for gifts! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with and while you’re at it click to match your account with Holston Habitat for Humanity. Every time you shop, will make a  donation to Holston Habitat!  Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program and for your support of Holston Habitat for Humanity! Without you, we wouldn’t be celebrating 30 years of building houses, building communities or building hope!

Holiday Closings

The Holston Habitat for Humanity office will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week and will reopen on Monday, December 30 at 9:00 a.m. The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be closed on Thursday and will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m.

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Kingsport House Dedication

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Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the dedication of our most recent house project in Kingsport!  Join the homeowner family, volunteers, staff and other Holston Habitat supporters as we celebrate the completion of this project and welcome the family home.  The dedication is open to the public and is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22 at 2304 Beverly Hill Street in Kingsport.  Many thanks to Eastman Chemical Company and Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church for their sponsorship of this project.

 Kingsport Recycled House Project

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Holston Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the beginning of another house project in Kingsport.  This home will be recycled in partnership with Carletta Anderson and Pauletta Frye and take place at 2610 Rockwell Place.  Labor is expected to begin this week and last approximately four weeks.  If you or someone you know would like to volunteer on this recycled house project please call Volunteer Coordinator, Jon Peters at 423-276-2218.

In addition to the Kingsport house projects described above, Holston Habitat for Humanity is building homes in Bristol, Johnson City and Jonesborough.  Visit our ‘Current Projects’ page for more information about each of these homes and how you can get involved.

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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.  Click here to find an America Recycles Day event in the Tri-Cities area or in your local community.

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!

Tune in to AM Tri-Cities with Dave Light on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM this week for interviews with Homeowner Services Manger, Alanna Leonberg and ReStore Manager, Milburn Lane. On Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. Alanna will discuss the steps involved in applying for a home with Holston Habitat and the current housing projects underway in the Tri-Cities. On Friday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. Milburn will speak about opportunities to support Holston Habitat for Humanity’s mission through involvement with the ReStore.