Meagan and her family

Meagan is the model of a dedicated, hardworking mother – she goes above and beyond to provide the best possible life for her three young children, D’Anthony (6), Mariah (5) and Ja’marius (3). As a family that likes to constantly “stay on the go,” it is no surprise that Meagan and her children love spending…

Manjay and her family

Manjay, as a single mother, has successfully raised five children in an unfamiliar country. Even when she was struggling, she strove to make sure that her children were healthy and happy. She has continuously put her children first and done everything in her power to provide the best possible life for them. After starting her…

Roslyn

Roslyn is a sweet and hardworking woman who’s ready for the next big step in her life: homeownership. She is excited and ready to tackle the responsibilities that come with owning a home. Even though Roslyn works two jobs, she would have been ineligible for a conventional mortgage. But through Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, she…

Marcus and Kimeka

Marcus and Kimeka have an incredible and unique love story. It all started when Marcus told God that he “needed a blessing” in his life and God answered. Marcus’s life had been a bumpy road before seeing Kimeka for the first time. He was working at his father’s car lot when she stopped to look…

Rick

Rick Garner Facilities Manager | Liaison of Veteran & Military Affairs   After volunteering with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity full-time for two years, Rick knew that he wanted to be more involved with this ministry. In 2010, he joined the Knoxville Habitat staff as Construction Purchasing Manager and later also assumed the duties of Facilities…

Chereka and her family

Chereka is a single mother with a sweet personality and a servant’s heart. These traits are the reason why her two teenage daughters, Lamya (15) and Dalaylah (13), look up to her so much. Chereka and her daughters enjoy spending “girl’s days” together, and on these special days, they like to go to dinner and…

India and Yvonne

It requires a huge amount of strength and determination to take care of family members in need, but India has done it well and without hesitation. When her mother, Yvonne, began battling stage three lung cancer, India became her main caregiver. She also often cares for her grandson, Cam’ron (6), especially during the summer. After…

James

James Knoxville Habitat Homeowner   As a United States Army veteran, James served to protect our country. After his discharge, he worked for years as a lineman and in the oil industry but began experiencing a string of illnesses that resulted in various struggles and eventually homelessness. James was determined to turn his life around.…

Ernie

Ernie Walser ReStore Associate-Appliances   Ernie, an Army veteran, is an important part of the Knoxville Habitat family, serving on our Restore staff. It is obvious that giving back to his others is very important to Ernie, as seen through his military service and continued dedication to the Habitat mission. After recently celebrating his seventh…

Tim

Tim Butler ReStore Volunteer and Construction Crew Leader   Tim commits his time to the mission of Knoxville Habitat two days a week, every week, by serving in both the ReStore and out on the build site. For the past 13 years, Tim has devoted his Saturdays to volunteering as a construction crew leader. In…