Rotary Club of Rutherford County/Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

Saturday, October 10, Lane Agri-Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Saturday, October 10 saw all THREE Rutherford County Rotary Clubs come together for a common cause – helping build wall ‘panels’ at the Lane Agri-Park for a new Habitat for Humanity home to be located in the new Legacy Pointe community on Murfreesboro’s Twin Oak Drive.

The wall panels are assembled then tacked in place to form the interior and exterior walls of the new home.  The panels are then disassembled, transported to the new home site, and construction begins.

Future homeowner Demetrice was enthusiastic to say the least.  She was seemingly everywhere, moving lumber, hammering nails, and providing great humor with her joyful personality.

Smyrna Rotarian Jonathan Harmon of the J. Harmon Home Team provided barbecue and all the trimming to feed the volunteers.  “I firmly believe in the work the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity does for our community.  I mean, these homes are NOT free.  The new homeowner must be vetted, pass all sorts of financial management classes, then make mortgage payments.  Very cool!”

The Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry, seeking to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  This is accomplished through building quality, energy-efficient, affordable houses while partnering alongside working families.  Homes are built by RCHFH construction staff, Future Homeowners, and community volunteers.  After a home is completed, it is sold to the family at no profit with an affordable monthly mortgage.