For the 10th consecutive year, Demos’ Restaurant has served it up for Wilson Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the Brooks Bucks fundraiser for Habitat in March, restaurant owner Peter Demos recently presented Habitat with a check for $3,495.79 from candy money proceeds.
During the Brooks Bucks campaign Wilson Habitat sold 1,500 Brooks Bucks raising $7,500. The fundraiser is named after the late Brooks Franklin, humanitarian and 30-year veteran writer for the Lebanon Democrat. The issue of poverty and homelessness in Lebanon led to the Brook Bucks fundraiser, which benefits one of Franklin’s most loved causes, Habitat for Humanity.
Thanks to Demos’ Restaurant, the combination of the Brooks Bucks funding and the candy money has brought $10,995.79 to aid Habitat in fulfilling its mission of providing affordable homeownership opportunities for qualified families.
The Wilson Division of Habitat is currently fulfilling the dreams of two single mothers who are working diligently to provide positive home environments for their children. One house is a Women Build sponsorship, and the other is a Faith Build sponsorship. When the houses are completed and the partner families have finished their education courses and working at the build site, both women will purchase their homes with a zero percent interest mortgage rate.
The Women Build Committee has worked diligently for the past nine months to help sponsor a home for single mother of five Sarah Caves. Sarah has been attending her HomeWORKS education classes and working at the build site alongside volunteers at 418 Alydar Drive.
Women Build Primary Sponsors include: Cracker Barrel Foundation, Lowe’s Foundation, Middle Tennessee Electric Customer Care, The Memorial Foundation, Modern Woodmen, Performance Food Group, Concurrently, several churches in Wilson County have been building a home for Habitat partner family Erica Neuble and her two children at 420 Alydar Drive.
The following congregations are sponsoring the Faith Build: The Bridge Fellowship, Cloyd’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Community Church, College Hills Church of Christ, Faith Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, Providence United Methodist Church, St. Stephen Catholic Community,
Wilson Division of Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Prior to becoming homeowners, Habitat partner families attend home education classes, work at the build site, and volunteer at Habitat’s retail outlet, the ReStore to earn a zero percent interest mortgage rate. The work of Habitat in Wilson County began in 1993 and Wilson Habitat has now built 56 houses serving 58 families. To receive more information about Habitat for Humanity, call (615)453-4539 or visit www.habitatnashville.org.