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.

This Week at Holston Habitat 10/6/14

Today is World Habitat Day!

In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all people to adequate shelter. World Habitat Day is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

How You Can Help

Today, 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter around the world.  By 2030, UN-HABITAT estimates an additional 3 billion people (about 40% of the world’s population) will need access to housing.  We know that the problem is great, but being a part of the solution is simple.  Support Holston Habitat for Humanity and other Habitat for Humanity affiliates in our efforts to create a world where everyone has a simple, decent and affordable place to live.  Take part in World Habitat Day by participating in one of these ways:
- Donate to Holston Habitat for Humanity or your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate
- Sign the World Habitat Day Pledge to End Poverty Housing
- Join us in asking God to give each of us willing hearts and hands by reciting the Prayer for Shelter
- Participate in a World Habitat Day social media campaign
- Click here to learn about other ways you may be able to get involved