Genesis and Craig

Genesis’s life has consistently been about what she can do for others. When she was a senior in high school, her mom suffered a massive stroke and was hospitalized for several months. Since Genesis’s dad wasn’t present in their lives at the time, she became her mom’s primary caregiver at the age of 17. Genesis…

Robert and Bridget

After a life seasoned with challenges but strengthened through faith, Robert and his wife, Bridget, are steadily working towards a better future. Growing up in New York, Robert lived within the epicenter of a growing drug epidemic that was sweeping the entire country. He recalls that it “hit like a bomb and spread” throughout his…

Earth Day Tips From Help You Dwell

Did you know your Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore donations and purchases build hope for our ministry and our planet? Donations from individuals and businesses give reusable items and materials a second life and reduces waste in landfills. As a fellow sustainability advocate and a friend of the Knoxville Habitat ReStore, Help You Dwell is…

East Tennessee Sunrise Mural

Knoxville Habitat welcomes the beautiful “East Tennessee Sunrise” mural by artist, Robert Felker Beautiful mural brightens up Parkridge neighborhood and Knoxville Habitat building. — At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope, and we are honored that our home in the Parkridge neighborhood now includes the East Tennessee…

Myracle

Since her arrival into the world, Myracle has been the ultimate example of strength. Born three months early and weighing only 1.5 pounds, Myracle’s parents were told she would only live minutes after being born … so her mere existence in that moment was a “miracle” enough for them.  Myracle’s family has always been an…

Felicia

Though she lives by herself, Felicia spends her life caring for everyone around her. She grew up as the oldest of five siblings, and she became like a second mother to many of her younger siblings. She now helps care for nieces and younger siblings, regularly having family come and stay with her for extended…

Chrishawna, Eric and their family

For Chrishawna and Eric, their biggest joy in life comes from raising their three children: AyMarri (11), NaRaye (10), and Erykah (6). Their kids are all active in sports, so they spend most days running around to all their practices and games. AyMarri loves baseball, and the girls love to come watch their big brother…

Lillian, Rodney and their family

For Lillian and Rodney, nothing is more important than family. Lillian and Rodney have been together for almost 12 years, and together they have three children: Javaunte (23), William (18) and Mya (16). They love spending time together hosting BBQs, playing sports, and watching movies. Above all else, these incredibly strong parents are teaching their…

Cierra, Tobius and their family

Cierra, Tobius and their three children will be among the first families to move into the new Ellen’s Glen neighborhood in Knoxville. Cierra and Tobius met over a decade ago as students at Alabama State. Since then, they have moved to Knoxville and had three children: their daughter Zaharra (9) and twin boys Ocean and…