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Widow of Memphis Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Masters Roofing

Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project Gives Back to U.S. Military Veterans and Their Families Memphis, TN – November 20, 2018 – Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families. Rosetta White, whose late husband, Alexander Hicks, served in the U.S. Army for 13 years, will receive a new roof on Tuesday, November 27, from Masters Roofing, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Monday, November 26, 2018
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AutoZone, Memphis Habitat Bring Together Military, First Responders for Heroes Build

AutoZoners, local heroes work on two homes in Medical District Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 16, 2018 – AutoZone, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and local heroes came together to help finish two homes during the annual Heroes Build Day event on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in the Medical District. Roughly two dozen volunteers spent the morning painting the interiors of the new Habitat homes on Mosby Avenue. Members of the U.S. Navy and volunteers from AutoZone participated in the... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Friday, November 16, 2018
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Memphis Habitat, Republic Services Spruce Up 55 Homes in Castalia Heights

Volunteers across the metro area help beautify community during 1-day event Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is partnering with Republic Services to beautify 55 homes in the Castalia Heights neighborhood, install safety cameras, fencing and put on a block party with the community. The work is through Republic’s National Neighborhood Promise program, which seeks to rebuild, revitalize and restore places and spaces in need,... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Monday, November 5, 2018
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ServiceMaster Builds Company’s 12th, 13th Homes During Memphis Habitat’s 35th Anniversary Build

Hundreds of ServiceMaster volunteers help sisters build and buy their first homes Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 3, 2018 – ServiceMaster today announced its support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ 35 th Anniversary and its participation in an anniversary building blitz Oct. 4-6 in the Oakhaven neighborhood. This fall, ServiceMaster team members will work on two Habitat homes – the 12 th and 13 th constructed entirely by the company’s employees –... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Memphis Habitat celebrates 35 years, builds 500th home

Volunteers, sponsors come together for building blitz Oct. 4-6 MEMPHIS, TENN. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will celebrate its 35th anniversary of helping local families build and improve places to call home with a three-day building blitz Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Oakhaven area. During the 35 th Anniversary Building Blitz, sponsors and volunteers will build 12 homes in the Christine Circle neighborhood, including Memphis... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Monday, October 1, 2018
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Commercial Appeal editorial: Dwayne Spencer speaks on fair, equitable housing

The Commercial Appeal Habitat for Humanity seeks to create fair, equitable housing experience Dwayne Spencer, Guest Column Messages of struggle, hope and dreams have captivated the minds and souls of everyday people for centuries. Words spoken by charismatic leaders like Lincoln, Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr. Resounding words — sometimes as booming, trembling voices, sometimes phrases that resonate and inspire hope. To read more of this editorial in The... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Habitat Frames Fair Housing Act Discussion at National Civil Rights Museum

National experts will discuss progress, obstacles and future opportunities MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2018 — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will bring together a panel of housing policy and community development experts at the National Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. for Building the Beloved Community: A Conversation About The Fair Housing Act to discuss the 50 th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, including the successes, challenges and work... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Bluff City 10K Raises $30K+ for Memphis Habitat

Bluff City 10K Raises $30K+ for Memphis Habitat Memphis, Tenn., May 15, 2018 – On Saturday, May 12, the fourth annual Bluff City 10K presented by Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program took off with 570 registrants signing up to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ work to help local families build and improve places to call home. This year’s event raised more than $30,000 to go toward Habitat’s mission. Mark Temme of... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Building the Beloved Community

Building the Beloved Community By Jonathan Reckford and Dwayne Spencer Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent life and deserves the opportunity for a better future. Believing is not enough. And so we build. We build houses — and through... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Run and Register for Memphis Habitat’s Bluff City 10K

Fourth annual race seeks runners, sponsors for Overton Square event   Memphis, Tenn., March 13, 2018 – Runner registration recently opened for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ fourth annual Bluff City 10K presented by Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program. The race will take place in historic Overton Square on Saturday, May 12. The Bluff City 10K supports Memphis Habitat’s mission to help local families achieve strength, stability and... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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