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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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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis dedicates 10 new homes in Oakhaven

New homebuyers, sponsors and volunteers celebrate completion of homes MEMPHIS, TENN. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Between Nov. 2 and 4, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis dedicated 10 new homes in the Oakhaven neighborhood near Memphis International Airport. During the ceremonies, sponsors and volunteers came together to celebrate the local families who worked to build and buy their first homes. Habitat’s work in Oakhaven started with its first planned development –... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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ServiceMaster Builds 11th Home with Memphis Habitat

Hundreds of ServiceMaster volunteers help local homebuyer build their first home Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2017 – This fall, hundreds of ServiceMaster volunteers have worked side-by-side with a future Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis homebuyer to build their home. This year’s project marks the 11 th home built entirely by ServiceMaster employees. Memphis Habitat’s fall build started in September and runs through November in the Oakhaven neighborhood, where 10... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Building Up, In Loving Memory - Germantown UMC members come together to build 45th Habitat home in memory of longtime volunteer

Building Up, In Loving Memory Germantown UMC members come together to build 45 th Habitat home in memory of longtime volunteer Janet Milewski Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 11, 2017 – Germantown United Methodist Church and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis have nurtured a partnership that spans decades. If you speak with folks from the church, their efforts with Habitat would not be where they are today without the leadership of volunteer and organizer Janet Milewski. ... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Official Statement Regarding Theft of ReStore Truck

“We regret to the inform the public that early this morning one of our Habitat ReStore trucks was stolen. We have notified and are working with the authorities on this matter. If you see the truck in this photo, we urge you to contact the Memphis Police Department at 901-545-COPS (901-545-2677). In the meantime, we will not let this interrupt the pickup service for our donors nor get in the way of the ReStore’s work to raise funds to support the work of Habitat for Humanity... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Memphis Habitat Kicks Off 2017 Fall Building Season

Volunteers from Fortune 500 companies, faith-based organizations and others help 10 future homebuyers build their homes Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis kicked off its fall house-building season Sept. 6, 7 and 9 in the Oakhaven neighborhood. From September through November, 10 future Habitat homebuyers will work side-by-side with hundreds of local volunteers from corporate, faith and community organizations to build their first homes. ... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Thursday, September 14, 2017
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