As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2017, professional homebuilders and suppliers will provide labor, funding and materials to help Ruby Vaughn and her family find stability through homeownership. “The Builders Blitz gives vendors and subcontractors the opportunity to give back to the affiliate and to Habitat families,” said Tyler Bramlett, Construction Director. “It’s a great opportunity to address the growing need for decent and affordable housing in Bradley County. There are still opportunities for builders to donate materials and labor for the home.”
Local sponsors include Tindell’s Building Materials, Cleveland Plywood Co., Whirlpool, DOW, Schneider Electric, Valspar, Pyramid Construction, Rick’s Plumbing, Hecker Electric, Kidd Insulation, Yale, Springdale Heating and Air, Herb’s Yard Barn and Swafford Nursery.
Through donations, sponsors are giving the Vaughn family a hand up for hope. Ruby Vaughn is the grandmother to four and mother to William. In addition to caring for her family by working two jobs, completing sweat equity hours and homeowner classes, Ruby also dreams of a home with enough room for her whole family.
All six family members currently live in an overcrowded apartment with William sleeping on the couch in the living room. “I am so thankful for this opportunity and for the hard work all of the volunteers have put in on our home,” said Ruby. “We cannot wait to have a yard and enough bedrooms for our family.”
If you are interested in donating to complete Ruby’s home in time for Christmas, call (423) 476-6947.