October 25, 2013
Franklin, TN – For the last 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County has provided life-changing stability by working with countless community partners to provide hardworking, low income families with a hand up, not a handout, through its zero-interest mortgage and homeownership program.
On Friday, Oct. 25 Habitat Williamson will kick off a year-long community engagement campaign, celebrating our 20 years of service, with a visit from Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. Reckford will be visiting the Nissan build site in downtown Franklin, where volunteers from the Nissan finance department will be helping to finish a home with Franklin native Annie Dixon. Annie has worked at the Community Child Care Center for 38 years, and her new Habitat home will be within walking distance of her place of employment.
“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Reckford to Williamson County and thank him for taking time to celebrate the beginning of this important milestone,” explains Jennee Galland, marketing manager for Habitat Williamson. She adds, “In the coming year, we hope to have numerous ways to engage the community in the Habitat ministry, from fund-raising events like concerts to educational workshops on home buying. We have also designed 20 unique goals to help advance our mission, ranging from obtaining new partner families to securing long-term sponsorship support. Our biggest goal is to build 20 houses in 2014 – 10 here in Williamson County and 10 overseas through our tithing program. If you have ever wanted to be part of Habitat, now is the time! Every family in Williamson County deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home, and we look forward to putting your skills and talents to work to create these opportunities.
To learn more about how you can be involved in Habitat Williamson’s 20th Anniversary, please visit www.hfhwm.org and join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HabitatWilliamson. Want to volunteer? Please visit www.hfhwm.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/ and tell us how you would like to help. Interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner? More information on the program can be found here: www.hfhwm.org/homeownership/how-the-program-works/.