Our CEO's Journey to Habitat: Dwayne's Story
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis CEO Dwayne Spencer has led our organization for 15 years and thinks of Habitat's vision daily. It's a vision he believes in, and Habitat's work has an impact that he understands well. During Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in August 2016, Dwayne first shared his personal story and why he feels so passionate about Habitat's work with The Commercial Appeal's Geoff Calkins. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt took notice of that story, and on Sept. 12, featured Dwayne in a segment called "Inspiring America." Watch it below:
2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Recap
"Everything started from this house," says Maria, a Memphis Habitat homeowner since 2001. Maria wanted to buy a home for her children. She wanted them to know they wouldn’t have to move again. She wanted to feel secure, so her kids would feel secure. After trying to buy a home through traditional programs, Maria applied to buy a Habitat home in 2001 and was approved. Watch her family's story below:
Habitat for Humanity's 33rd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
The 2016 Carter Work Project will take place Aug. 21-26 right here in Memphis. Watch this video to learn more about this exciting project!
Everyone Deserves a Fair Chance
Help us offer families the opportunity to help themselves. With your support, families in the Memphis area and around the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build the strength, stability and independence they need for a better future. Please give your financial support, your time or your talents toward our vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Memphis Habitat Empowers Local Families: Video from FedEx
FedEx produced the below video during the Fall 2015 Build. Thank you, FedEx, for helping us share this story!
Memphis Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Memphis Habitat launched its Neighborhood Revitalization effort in the Uptown neighborhood in 2012. This program expanded Habitat's mission to not only include new home construction but also critical home repairs for low-income homeowners, beautification projects and vacant property demolition. In November 2014, Habitat partnered with Lowe's as part of this effort. Watch the video below to learn more about Memphis Habitat's work in Uptown, and thank you to Lowe's for their support!
Memphis Habitat's 30th Anniversary Video Part 1 - Memphis Habitat's History
Memphis Habitat's 30th Anniversary Video Part 2 - Embracing Revitalization
Memphis Habitat's 30th Anniversary Video Part 3 - Memphis Habitat's Impact
Memphis Habitat's 30th Anniversary Video Part 4 - Why Habitat