Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Thunder Alley Family Entertainment Center
Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m.
To sign up a team of four participants, please contact Jeff Bennett at jbennett@habitatnashville.org
 
Our fundraising goal is $100 per team member.

 


 

The next Habitat for Humanity Build in Dickson County is March 3, 2018. Call Director Jeff Bennett at 615-441-9967 to find out how you can get involved.

 


 

To see photos from the 2017 build season click here.

 


Dickson Habitat Dedicates 32nd Home

 

Dickson Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 32nd home build for a single mother of two who is facing rising rent and looking for more stability and empowerment through homeownership. "The Habitat program goes far beyond the construction of a home. In fact, the program begins several months before we even swing the first hammer. Homeownership education and budget coaching are among the top priorities in our comprehensive program. We are extremely proud of Deonna for devoting the time and energy to finishing strong," said Jeff Bennett, director.

 

Deonna Vaughn is a lifelong resident of Dickson and works for a local lighting company.  The family lived in a two-bedroom apartment and Deonna was concerned about rising rent. She sought the Habitat homeownership program to have a monthly fixed housing payment to create stability for her family. Deonna has attended Habitat’s homeownership classes and will be working on the build site with her sponsors and volunteers to earn the opportunity for homeownership. In a recent survey, Habitat homeowners said every area of life was positively affected since purchasing their home. Habitat for Humanity uses sponsorships and volunteer labor to be able to offer its homeowners a zero percent mortgage making the homes affordable for low-income families. Habitat homes are quality constructed ENERGY STAR® certified homes, creating more sustainability for homeowners to stay in their homes because of lower utility costs.

 Sponsors:  

·         A.L.P. Lighting

·         Bowman Chapel United Methodist Church

·         Missy Chandler

·         Dickson First United Methodist Church

·         HCA Foundation

·         The Jackson Foundation

·         New Christian Fellowship Sanctuary

·         Publix Super Markets Charities

·         Ramsey Thornton Barrett Osborn, PLC

·         THDA Housing Trust Fund

   


 

 

     

 

You Did It Elisabeth!

 

Dickson Habitat for Humanity celebrated Elisabeth's hard work and dedication in October when she cut the ribbon to her new Habitat home thanks to a caring community of supporters. 

 

Elisabeth was born in Illinois and followed her father to Tennessee upon his retirement. She enjoys the calmer atmosphere of Dickson County as compared to Chicago. She currently works for Asurion and hopes to be in a position of making a difference in the lives of others.

 

Elisabeth is a hardworking parent of two children and enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends. “When we have family night, we enjoy baking, making crafts, and visiting the local park,” said Elisabeth. She added that her children inspire her to be strong and maintain a positive attitude in any situation. After being accepted into the Habitat program, her daughter was asked what she was most thankful for. She simply replied, “Our home.”

 

For Elisabeth, being a Habitat homeowner will allow her to have stability and an affordable home. “I am so excited that my children will have their own room and a backyard,” she added.

 

Elisabeth is grateful for her sponsors and all of the support she is receiving from the community. “I thank God and everyone who is making this possible. It’s a huge blessing,” she said. 

 

Sponsors for the build include: High Noon Rotary Club of Dickson, Fellowship Sunday School Class of Dickson First United Methodist Church, Dickson First United Methodist Church, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Porcelain Industries, Armstrong Hardwood Flooring, GNAR – Dickson Chapter, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, David and Martha Shepard, Middle Tennessee Lumber, and First Federal Bank.


 

The Dickson Habitat was founded in 1994 by the Dickson County Ministerial Fellowship and built its first home in 1996. In July 2007, Habitat of Greater Nashville merged with the Dickson Habitat affiliate and built its first combined home that year. Dickson Habitat has built 32 homes since inception and opened the Dickson ReStore in 2011.

 

 

2017 Dickson Community Board

Leonard Belmares

Ed Blackburn

Missy Chandler

Geri Coshatt

Karen Crouch

Allison Felts

Nick Green

Chris Greene

Dustin Greene

Dale Karshenas, secretary

Micah McAlister

Cole McRae

Martha Shepard, chair

Deborah Street

Neal Trice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.