Home Federal Bank, volunteer group recognized for service to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

KNOXVILLE, TN (December 13, 2016) – Home Federal Bank and Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s Home Maintenance Team were recently recognized with the 2016 “Sis” Awards at Knoxville Habitat’s annual Holiday Breakfast held at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. This annual award is presented by Knoxville Habitat founder Ellen “Sis” Roddy Mitchell. Home…

HopeBuilders - Habitat for Humanity Knoxville

HopeBuilders Breakfast Raises $90,000 to Build Two Houses of Hope with Knoxville Families

[KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 7, 2016)] – About 200 people gathered together at Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s HopeBuilders Breakfast, presented by Holston Gases, on Friday, October 7 at Central Baptist Bearden in Knoxville. Attendees of this second annual event were guests of Knoxville Habitat supporters and volunteers. The event raised $90,000 that will go toward building…

Govani and Htoo Say Naw - Homeownership / Success Stories

Govani & Htoo’s family

Govani and Htoo Govani Ko and Htoo Say Naw live with their son, Law Eah. Govani and Naw found out about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity through the Burmese Christian Church and Bridge Refugee Services. Govani is employed with Goodwill Industries. Both Govani and his wife have been very active in the Habitat program as they…

Simon and Ester Nai Pai Hem - Homeownership / Success Stories

Simon and Ester Nai Pai Hem

Simon and Ester Simon Htang and Ester Nai Pai Hem live with their two children, Augustine and Cecilia. They have lived in Knoxville for over three years. Simon has experienced some health issues that require dialysis equipment, and their current living space is too cramped to comfortably hold these crucial materials. Despite his health, Simon…

Kendra and her family

Kendra tears up when she begins explaining why having a home of her own is important. “To have not just a house, but a home, and it will be mine! My kids have seen me struggle to keep a roof over their heads. I applied to Habitat for them, and I stuck with it for…

Layee Kromah - Homeownership / Success Stories

Layee and his family

Layee lives in a small apartment with his mother, Fanta, and two sisters, Sita and Marcher. Layee supports his family by working as an agent for a rehabilitation facilities group, and both of his sisters are in school – one is in high school and involved with track, while the other is in her first…

Allison and her family

Every family needs a home where they can feel comfortable and secure. Marie Walker knew that she needed a better home for her four daughters Krista (11), McKenzie (9), Kaylee (5), and Makaelyn (4). Marie and her daughters currently live with her friend because the condition of the house they were renting previously became impossible…

Shannon and her family

Shannon is a determined lady. In early 2014, she came out of a bad marriage and was left with nothing to her name except for debt, two young sons and a new baby due later that summer. When Shannon gathered the courage to start over, she mustered determination to make a better life for her…