The goal of the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is to eliminate all substandard housing in our county and replace it with simple, decent homes fitting for people who are part of this incredible community. A long-range plan has been developed and implemented to address the growing need for adequate housing, including the generation of all of the essential resources required to accomplish this huge undertaking. It is important that we tackle community issues together and share in this work that is designed to help provide better lives for many individuals.
I have been involved with Habitat for over 30 years but it wasn't until I joined the Board of Directors in 2016 until I understood the Habitat mission. We are a Christian based organization that puts God first in everything we do. We have lot blessings before the builds ever begin. We start each build with a prayer. We start board meetings with a devotion and a prayer. Homeowners are not given houses. They have mortgages just like most other homeowners. They go through a rigorous screening process, attend weeks of homeowner classes to prepare them and then they work hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" to support the mission as part of the family. There is nothing like working along side a future homeowner and then handing them the keys to their new home.
Please consider supporting us in the fun fund raiser; Charity Chopped in the 'Boro
Charity Chopped in the 'Boro partners with three very special local charities that help provide food, shelter and clothing to people in Rutherford County. Second Harvest Food Bank, Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity, and Amelia's Closet. We help them raise money for their organizations by hosting a cooking competition and dining event.
We create cooking teams to represent each charity. The teams are made up of celebrity "chefs" and ACTUAL chefs. They wage a spirited and hard fought culinary battle that takes place in front of a live audience. The winning organization gets an extra $5,000 for their charity!
I am raising money for the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity. Please consider a donation and please share!