Smyrna employees help native with Habitat build

Sep 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Voice Wire

Habitat for Humanity

It is easy to take for granted the luxuries that owning a home allows a family. Those luxuries were unknown to one Smyrna family until Habitat for Humanity of Rutherford County teamed up with employees from the 

A native of Rutherford County, Amy and her children have lived in Smyrna for the past several years; however, they have never had a stable place to call home.

They have lived in various apartments with the most current one leaving them overcrowded and cost burden. After speaking with a friend who is a Habitat homeowner and getting encouragement from her mother, Amy decided to apply to the Habitat program.

She was very excited when she found out she was accepted and her children cried when they were able to choose a lot in Smyrna.

“It was important to us that we get to stay near our friends,” Amy’s daughter replied.

Her children are most excited about each having a room of their own, having the opportunity to invite friends over for the first time, and being able to walk to the library and park.

The Habitat program has been a true blessing for Amy. She has enjoyed meeting the other future homeowners and walking this journey alongside them. This experience is not only helping her provide stability for her family but it is also helping her become a stronger, self-reliant homeowner.

For as long as Amy can remember, she has been told what she can and cannot do within her four walls and has had to hear everyone else around her living their lives. Amy is looking forward to less noise, a stress-free environment, and more freedom to do the things their family enjoys.

Amy, who works as a rehab assistant in a Garden Center, loves agriculture and is excited to plant flowers as well have a garden.

Amy and her children would like to thank Hooper Family, Publix Super Markets Charities, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Pinnacle Bank, THDA, United Way, and everyone else who made her build possible through donation of their time, talents, and treasures.


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