Fast Stop Gas Stations to Sell Hammers for Habitat

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Fast Stop Gas Stations to Sell Hammers for Habitat

March 30, 2015

group_FS_signThis April and May, the Highland Corporation Charitable Foundation will join forces with Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) to help local families achieve the American Dream of homeownership through the Hammers for Habitat promotion. Instead of wielding a real hammer on the build site, community members can support affordable housing by purchasing a paper hammer to hang at their local Columbia, Fairview, or Spring Hill Fast Stop Gas Station.

Habitat for Humanity Williamson County merged last summer with neighboring Maury County Habitat, forming Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury. In January, the nonprofit held a community meeting at the Puckett’s Restaurant in Columbia for community partners interested in furthering affordable housing in the County.

“The community’s response has been positively overwhelming,” says HFHWM Director of Development Kim Randell. “Within days of asking for support, we had enough pledges from Columbia area churches and businesses to fully fund this build in downtown Columbia. The Highland Corporation has donated $10,000 and plans to raise funds and awareness through a Hammers for Habitat sales promotion at their Fast Stop and Marathon Markets. Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation, local churches, and First Farmers Bank, we began construction on Carrika Tellington’s on March 21.”

“We are excited about partnering with Habitat for Humanity to give a great family in our community the opportunity to own a home,” explains Seth Blanks, Vice President of Sale and Marketing at Highland Corporation. “Investing in the communities where we work and live is an important part of what we do as a company.”

Hammers will be sold at:

Fast Stop Markets
2100 Wall St.
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Columbia Fast Fuel
404 West 7th St.
Columbia, TN 38401

Marathon Market
400 S. James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401

Fast Stop Markets
2209 Fairview Blvd.
Fairview, TN 37062

Fast Stop Markets #11
1620 Bear Creek Pike
Columbia, TN 38401

Downtown Marathon
511 N. Garden St.
Columbia, TN 38401

Fast Stop Markets
805 W. James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401

Daisy Mart
2585 Nashville Hwy.
Columbia, TN 38401

Kiki’s Fast Fuel
1411 Trotwood Ave.
Columbia, TN 38401

Since 1988, HFHWM has built 192 homes for families in the two counties. After completion, homes are sold to partner families at cost and with a zero-interest mortgage. In addition to a down payment, monthly mortgage payments, and mandatory homebuyer education classes, partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat home and the homes of others. Families are selected based on need, willingness to partner, and ability to pay a mortgage. Learn more about volunteering, homeownership, and sponsorship at

(Pictured in Photo: Highland Corporation VP of Sale and Marketing Seth Blanks, HFHWM Future Homeowner Carrika Tellington, Fast Stop Manager Laura Turner, and HFHWM Director of Family Services Wayne Weaver)




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