Rain Did NOT Stop Habitat's "Cookin' To Build"

Nov 05, 2022 at 11:58 am by WGNS


(MURFREESBORO)  Despite the scattered showers, the 15th Annual Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity COOKIN' TO BUILD around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse was a huge success. The event was held from 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning (11/5/2022) until 1:00 in the afternoon on the Murfreesboro town square. The event raised money to build affordable homes for low-moderate income families.
Habitat's Executive Director Terri Shultz said... Cooking teams from civic organizations, groups, churches, schools and local businesses prepared the food for free, as a way to help support the Habitat for Humanity mission. Teams also vie for the Golden Bowl Award as attendees vote for their favorites.


Previous winners include Site Hawk, Dani Amendola, The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Mid South Bank, Oakland Middle School and Hammer Down for Habitat. Shultz noted that the local Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is focusing on building new homes in its own subdivision that's just off Halls Hill Pike.  She had the idea of Legacy Pointe Subdivision (the rumbling noise in background is the wind)...

The Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry, that seeks to bring people together and build homes, communities, and hope. 

This is done through building quality, energy-efficient, affordable houses while partnering alongside working families. Homes are built by the organization's construction staff, future homeowners, and community volunteers.  After a home is completed, it is sold to the family at no profit with an affordable monthly mortgage.

The Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity was established by a group of volunteers in 1989. Although the local group shares the same mission, goals and values of Habitat for Humanity International, it operates independently and is responsible for raising funds for the local programs.

That's what Cookin' To Build was all about. 

It's also the primary purpose for Habitat ReStore at 850 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. It is filled with home renovation bargains, including flooring, lights, windows, doors, carpets, used appliances, cabinets and more. In addition to the low prices, it's open to the general public. Habitat ReStore sales help cover administrative cost so that all donations to RCHFH can be used to build houses for families in need of affordable housing.

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