Habitat for Humanity in Rutherford County now building their 176th Home Locally

Aug 09, 2021 at 06:58 am by WGNS

Photo from 2018 build in Rutherford County, TN

The Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity continues to make an impact on the lives of those in our community.

Executive Director Terri Shultz notes, "Habitat does not give houses away but instead helps families who earn 30-80 per cent of the area median income (AMI) buy a home through a low-interest mortgage, so they can build wealth equity and provide a better future for their family. Future Homeowners attend 30 hours of Financial Literacy and Homeowner Education and complete 300-400 hours of sweat equity. Habitat Homeowners are then equipped to sustain their home, manage their money and many move out of a cycle of poverty."

WGNS asked Habitat's Director of Development and Marketing Melissa Cross, how many homes have been built in Rutherford County since their first house in 1991…

Again, Habitat is currently working on their 176th home in Rutherford County.

An interesting tidbit about Habitat, the non-profit organization does not scout out locations to open an office or build homes in…

That was Volunteer Coordinator Megan Hutchings.

Scroll Down for information about their upcoming Poker Run. 

Fundraising Poker Run

Habitat for Humanity will host their annual Hammer Down for Habitat Poker Run on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

The Poker Run started with only motorcycles, but now you can also drive your classic car or participate in their foot race...

Cross told WGNS News that the car and motorcycle ride will take drivers and riders through the country side on a 120-mile journey, ending at Hop Springs Beer Park. 

To register for the event, visit http://www.rchfh.org/hammer-down/ today. 

The entire event is to raise money to build a Habitat house while raising awareness of the need for affordable housing for families in Rutherford County.

The Ride Course

Riders & Drivers leave the Habitat Office (850 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro) on Saturday (Sept. 18, 2021), travel through scenic back roads of Middle Tennessee, including the historic Natchez Trace, and then to Hop Springs Beer Park for a great lunch, "LIVE" music and a prize event.


The Runner Relay Marathon route will be posted as we near the event date. 

Cookin' To Build

Also, it's not too early to put Habitat for Humanity's COOKIN' TO BUILD on your calendar. The 14th Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD offers all you can eat home-made soups, stews and chili around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on November 6, 2021.  100% of proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization that uses volunteers to build homes and give communities hope.  Using volunteer labor, in-kind donations, discounted materials and tax-deductible donations, Habitat works in partnership with people in need to build simple decent homes sold at no profit and no interest.

You can help the non-profit by painting your own bowl, August 1st through October 15, 2021 at either Murfreesboro Pottery Place Location (The Avenue, or next to Sprouts off Memorial). You can also paint from home. The cost is $5 per bowl (plus tax) and includes 3 colors (additional colors are $1 each), and you'll purchase your $20 event ticket at the same time.

Contact Information: 

Find Habitat online HERE
Address: 850 Mercury Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 849-5994

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