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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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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis joins nationwide “Beloved Community” initiative

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis joins nationwide “Beloved Community” initiative to bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of access, equality and opportunity for all into action Habitat for Humanity joins The King Center to mobilize nationwide affordable housing work, will host Fair Housing Act forum in April Memphis, TN (Jan. 15, 2018) —Building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community,” Habitat for Humanity... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Monday, January 15, 2018
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Memphis Habitat Kicks Off New Year with New Venue for Tool Box Bash – Crosstown Concourse

Silent auction, delicious food and great tunes at Jan. 19 charitable event MEMPHIS, TENN. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis today announced that ticket sales are open for the 2018 Tool Box Bash presented by Valero Memphis Refinery . The event will take place Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 from 7 to 10 p.m. and has moved to a new venue – Crosstown Concourse , located at 1350 Concourse Avenue in Midtown. Larry Springfield and The Sugar Daddies will... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Memphis Habitat, THDA Announce $500,000 Challenge Grant for Habitat’s 35th Anniversary

Event kicked off Habitat’s fundraising campaign, unveiled plans for 2018 Memphis, Tenn. Dec. 13, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) today announced that THDA will help kick off the fundraising efforts for Memphis Habitat’s 35th anniversary events and projects in 2018 through a $500,000 Challenge Grant. The grant is designed to “super charge” Memphis Habitat’s fundraising efforts by... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore to Temporarily Close for Refresh Nov. 22 - Jan. 12

Donation service to continue, 35% off pre-holiday sale Nov. 17-21 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis today announced the Memphis ReStore will temporarily close to shoppers Nov. 22 through Jan. 12 to refresh the store and conduct staff and volunteer training. The store will reopen to shoppers on Saturday, Jan. 13. “This is all about improving the ReStore so we can raise more money to serve more families through our affordable mortgage and... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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AutoZone, Habitat Heroes Complete Oakhaven Home

AutoZoners, local heroes complete home construction for family Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 10, 2017 – AutoZone, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and local military heroes came together to complete home construction alongside a local family during the annual Heroes Build Day event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the Oakhaven neighborhood. More than 40 active-duty, reserve and retired members of the military and first responder communities and AutoZone employees spent the morning... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Monday, November 13, 2017
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