Rivermont Presbyterian Church Builds 16th Habitat For Humanity Home

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Pictured from left to right: Dennis Neal, Habitat’s Director of Construction & Land Development, new homeowner, Candace Howard and son, Cordell, and Pastor Clay Thomas of Rivermont Presbyterian Church.
Pictured from left to right: Dennis Neal, Habitat’s Director of Construction & Land Development, new homeowner, Candace Howard and son, Cordell, and Pastor Clay Thomas of Rivermont Presbyterian Church.

Another family in Chattanooga was given the keys to their new Habitat home thanks to the generosity of Rivermont Presbyterian Church and the faithful service of their dedicated members who have built and funded 16 Habitat for Humanity homes since the early 1990’s.

At work in Chattanooga since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the Chattanooga area by working with financial partners and volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable homes for low income families. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s corporate partners, volunteers, and families have built 246 homes providing more than 1,000 women, men, and children with the joy and security of Habitat homeownership.

 


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