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Southeast Bank sponsors Cleveland High Students

By | May 23rd, 2017|Event|

Cleveland High School students participated in Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s Women Build initiative on Saturday, April 15. These students were able to build because of the sponsorship of Southeast Bank. The students were accompanied by chaperone, Cari Bosserdet, who is an English as a Second Language teacher at Cleveland High School. “This volunteer day [...]

OneMain Financial Sponsors Walker Valley Students

By | May 23rd, 2017|Event|

Students from Walker Valley High School received a sponsorship from OneMain Financial to participate in Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s Women Build initiative. The sponsorship allowed a group of female students from the high school to serve during Habitat’s annual pay-to-play fundraiser that is building homes for two deserving families in Bradley County. Lara Davidson, [...]

Athens Federal Bank Sponsors Bradley Central Build

By | May 23rd, 2017|Event|

Students from Bradley Central High School received a sponsorship from Athens Federal Community Bank for the second year in row to participate in Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s Women Build initiative on May 6. The sponsorship allowed a group of female students from the high school to serve during Habitat’s annual pay-to-play fundraiser that is [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Alan Goslen

By | May 22nd, 2017|Event|

by: Natalie McNair Alan Goslen initially heard about Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland when he helped support a Women Build group through Broad Street United Methodist Church in 2000. He began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland on weekends and became a regular construction site volunteer in March 2010. He volunteers on Tuesday and [...]

Habitat Helping Bradley County Residents To “Be Smart About Money”

By | May 5th, 2017|Event|

by Brenda Palmisano Habitat’s Be Smart About Money program recently launched and provides a 10-session experience centered around the management of personal finances, teaching the program participants how to decrease their debt, improve their credit scores, and build up their savings. In order to qualify for the program, residents of Bradley County must fall into [...]

Toyota of Cleveland leading the charge…

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event|

Toyota of Cleveland leading the charge to build two homes through Women Build 2017 Toyota of Cleveland has been partnering with Habitat for many years, but four years ago they kicked their partnership into high-gear by becoming the presenting sponsor for Habitat’s major fundraiser, Hard Hats & Heels. Toyota of Cleveland has donated $20,000 every [...]

Whirlpool Continues Support of Habitat With Full Home Sponsorship

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event|

by Brenda Palmisano Over the past 17 years, Whirlpool has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, committing more than $101 million to programs in over 45 different countries. Through this partnership, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland recently received a $90,000 grant from Whirlpool to sponsor the building of a new home. This generous donation will help [...]

Staff Spotlight: LaManda Bowers

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event|

by Brenda Palmisano LaManda Bowers has served as the Volunteer Services Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland for the past six years. Throughout the years, LaManda has focused on Recruitment, Recognition, and Retention of volunteers, while also focusing heavily on community outreach and assisting with special events, all while advocating the mission of Habitat [...]

Sponsor Spotlight: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

By | April 28th, 2017|Event|

by Brenda Palmisano First Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been a part of Cleveland for over 100 years. The mission of the church is “Lifting up Christ, Building up people,” a mantra that drives their work in the community. As a long-standing institution of Cleveland, First Cumberland has partnered with Habitat of Cleveland for over 13 [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Williams

By | March 22nd, 2017|Event|

Vivian Williams, heard about Habitat for Humanity after her retirement from the public school system in San Diego, California. She volunteered with different organizations in Cleveland such as the police department and the hospital for several years before coming to Habitat but found that Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland was the right fit. Vivian volunteers [...]