Willis gives Knights of Columbus information on Habitat for Humanity

Chip Willis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, was the program speaker at the Knight of Columbus social meeting and dinner recently at in Breen Hall at St. Therese of Lisieux Church. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland brings people together to build and repair homes, communities and hope, Willis explained.

Many families in Bradley County are in need of decent and affordable housing, which might be anything from overcrowding, homelessness, unsafe living environment, structural damage or a variety of other needs.

Habitat provides a long-term impact that changes a family’s life forever.

Habitat homeowners partner with Habitat for Humanity through working sweat equity hours, completing homeowner education courses and paying a zero-percent interest mortgage on their home. Habitat works with families to build better lives in order to build stronger communities, Willis said.

The Knights of Columbus undertake several fundraising activities throughout the year, including a Labor Day and Super Bowl barbecue roast sale, a golf tournament held each year in May, and valet parking services, to raise funds to donate to charities in the community that help those in need.

The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

Photo: Knights of Columbus Council No. 4572 Grand Knight Dale Foust and fellow Knight Barry Boettner, who is currently the project manager of Habitat’s Victory Cove Phase II and past board member and past president of Habitat of Cleveland, presented a donation to Chip Willis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland.

Story by: Cleveland Daily Banner