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Stories: Meet Our Families

Through shelter, we empower. Meet some of the families who have partnered with Habitat to build or improve the places they call home.

Ms. Lovie's Story

Sunday dinners are Ms. Lovie’s specialty. In fact, you could say she’s an expert. She has opened her home — the place where she and her late husband raised 14 children —  to her family every week for 50 years . Ms. Lovie loves her home and hosting her family there. But recently, she had stopped looking forward to those dinners as much as she used to. Ms. Lovie’s roof was in bad shape; her ceiling had collapsed; and her home was cold,... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Friday, Dec 14, 2018
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Ernest and Shirley's Story

Everyone deserves the opportunity for a better future. “Thank God for Habitat, because they did for us what we couldn’t do.” – Ernest, Aging In Place program client Ernest and Shirley have lived in their home for more than 30 years. The home originally belonged to Shirley’s mother, and it’s become a keepsake for them. They raised their children in that home, hosted family parties and built a lifetime of memories there.  Imagine... Read More
Posted by Jessica Hord at Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
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Queen and Dallas' Story

Every child deserves a stable beginning. Meet Queen and Dallas! If you ran or volunteered at the Bluff City 10K, they may look familiar to you. They were at the finish line with their mom and dad - handing out medals, high-fiving, and thanking runners for putting in 6.2 miles in support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Their parents bought and moved into a new, affordable Habitat home in the Bearwater Park neighborhoodlast fall. Queen and Dallas now have a... Read More
Posted by Kim Morrison at Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
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