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Sponsor Spotlight: Johnson Family Foundation

By | November 4th, 2016|Event|

The George R. Johnson Family Foundation has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland for over 10 years in support of the organization’s mission to build and repair homes in Bradley County. The George R. Johnson Family Foundation presented a check for $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland in September as part of [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mara Grisham

By | August 31st, 2016|Event|

Mara presently serves the Chairman of the Family Advocacy Committee. Mara has worked in the Administrative Offices, swung a hammer on the construction site, and she has served on the Board of Directors and on various additional committees. Mara began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in 1991, when Habitat was the regional service project for her [...]

FSG Bank, Partnering for Impact with Habitat

By | August 9th, 2016|Event|

FSG Bank FSG Bank joined Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland Women’s Build initiative as a corporate sponsor for the second consecutive year. On June 4, a team of six female volunteers from FSG Bank were on hand at a Cleveland area construction site as part of build week, assisting homeowners with debris cleanup and [...]

Board of Directors Report: August 2016

By | August 8th, 2016|Event|

Former President of the board, Jeff Morelock, rolled off of the Board of Directors in June as he came to the end of his two-year term. Jeff has an impressive amount of experience including spending about 40 years in the insurance business in Cleveland and also served one term on the Bradley County Commission. Jeff [...]

Staff Spotlight: Jerry Franitza

By | August 5th, 2016|Event|

It is our sad duty to report that Jerry Franitza, previously Habitat’s Construction Director, is moving into retirement. The staff and regular volunteers at Habitat for Humanity are very sad he is moving out of a staff role, however, we are happy to report that he has agreed to return as a volunteer! Jerry first [...]

We couldn’t do it without volunteers!

By | August 5th, 2016|Event|

By: LaManda Bowers, Volunteer Services Manager “The Harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of his harvest to send out laborers into his Harvest.” ─ Luke 10: 2 To me, “volunteer” is a precious word. It is a word that permeates the love of Christ.  A volunteer is a person [...]

The Vega Family: Homeowner Profile

By | June 2nd, 2016|Event|

Volunteers are hard at work on the construction site building three homes for three local families. There has been a steady flow of volunteers laying foundation, shingling roofs, installing doors and windows, and painting walls since construction started again in February. When you get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, you help hardworking, low-income [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mrs. Hazel Spain

By | May 31st, 2016|Event|

Hazel first heard about Habitat for Humanity and started volunteering in 2005. She did all of the filing after her initial job of keeping the tiny storage room organized. She then added taking pictures of all Habitat events and pictures of Habitat houses under construction in 2006. Hazel took charge over creating beautiful scrapbooks that hold each year's [...]

Whirlpool Sponsors and Builds with Habitat

By | April 28th, 2016|Event|

Whirlpool joined Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s Women Build initiative as a title sponsor. Additionally, Whirlpool had two teams of female employees build on the construction site. These teams built on April 22 and will build again on April 29. "We feel fortunate to work and live in a community where volunteerism is alive and [...]