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Volunteer organizations work together to dedicate two Habitat Homes in Fairview

















Derby Jones


Two Williamson County families along with several volunteers, celebrated the dedication of two homes in Fairview recently. One home was build primarily by the Women of Williamson, a group of several women volunteers who raised the funds for the “bricks and sticks” and then put in the work over eight weeks. The second home was built by volunteers from First Presbyterian Church-Franklin, Harpeth Presbyterian Church, Franklin Christian Church, Mapco Express and Rotary Clubs from Franklin, Brentwood and Cool Springs.

Charles and Marsey Badgett along with their two sons will purchase the women built home.

Charles Badgett is the manager of Great Clips in Fairview and Marsey is a medical assistant at Providence Family Medicine.  Marsey says, “We are looking forward to being part of the community and our boys love this area with all the trees and opportunities to be outside.  To see the women working each Saturday was a great motivation for our family.”

“This house will provide a new opportunity to put down roots,” said Tommy Moran, who will purchase the other home. Moran works for the city of Brentwood in the Public Works Department.  He also has a lawn service business that keeps him busy on weekends.

















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He has two sons Justin and Jacob and both are excited about their new house. “Thank you for this opportunity, said Justin. Justin works at Sonic and inherited the same work ethic as his father.

Lawrence Sullivan, Franklin Noon Rotary President said, “This is great for all local Rotary Clubs, churches, and other civic groups to work together and give back to the community. This is a great cause and these families will do good things.”

Bob Dietrick who owns All Service Propane and is a member of the Franklin Rotary at breakfast presented the housewarming gift and mentioned, “The Rotary motto is service over self.  The dozens of volunteers who came to help were all enriched by the experience in helping serve the Moran family in this important endeavor.  This is the second year in a row for Rotary involvement and we are all encouraged by the process.”  The five Rotary Clubs received an award called The Best New Project Award for their involvement with Habitat.

















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Brian Wilcox, Rotary Assistant District Governor said,” I love the fact that Rotary was involved with a community build. I have gratitude that we as volunteers built this house.”

 Jimmy Roberts who helped recruit volunteers as a member of First Presbyterian Church-Franklin said, “This is the eleventh home our church has helped sponsor.  We feel like we are involved in God’s work when we come together to strengthen our community.  I’m glad we can bring folks out to support the important mission of Habitat.”

Several women involved in the Women Build not only volunteered in the construction of the home but also raised funds as part of their participation.  Wanda Bruce Graham, Cathy Culp, Deb Fowler, Peggy Roberts, Carol McDaniel, Hollie Cummings, Gina Pruitt, Debra Lucurto and Shannon Nussey all raised in excess of $1000 in helping cover costs for materials. They each received special recognition for their efforts.

“It’s amazing to see things that people can do to help each other in this community,” said John Besser, Executive Director of Habitat of Humanity Williamson County.

For information about the homeownership program or how to volunteer, visit www.habitatwilliamson.org.

 
















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Derby Jones

Posted on: 11/7/2012

 
 

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