THANK YOU! Tyler Young Professionals Network took time to volunteer this past Saturday with Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. The homeowners, Miss Nelly and Miss Mary could not have been more pleased or thrilled with your efforts.
A special thanks to Denver and his entire team!
Welcome to a NEW feature on the Habitat for Humanity of Smith County Blog.
Worthy Wednesday. Each Wednesday we will post a quote, a saying, a verse, or just something simple that strikes us. Something that is worthy of taking pause to read and take into consideration.
With that, here is our very first “Worthy Wednesday” post.
One of our Habitat for Humanity fellow affiliates has had a tough week, to say the least. Habitat for Humanity of Hood County, Texas is in the process of recovering from a devastating natural disaster that struck in their area.
A tornado managed to damage 61 homes in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood near Granbury Texas. Of those 61 homes, 58 were Habitat homes. Habitat for Humanity of Hood County also lost much of their tools and trailers in the tornado as well.
Please join with us at Habitat for Humanity of Smith County in praying for our Habitat family, those homeowners affected and for strength for everyone involved.
If you would like to give a monetary donation, please visit their webpage for further details. http://www.habitatofhoodcounty.org/pages/donate.htm
A video published shortly after the incident: Habitat for Humanity of Hood County
A photo of the aftermath from Granbury:
At Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, we LOVE volunteers. What a wonderful gift to others!
On Saturday, a group from Mother Frances Hospital led by Jenny and a group from Wilhite Landscaping, led by her husband David made a difference! Thanks guys!
Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County was made aware of a young woman who is purchasing a home through a local bank. Purchasing a home isn’t always newsworthy, but this particular purchase is.
You see, this young woman grew up in a Habitat for Humanity of Smith County home. Her parents purchased their home in 2003, when she was about 11 or 12 years old. This home provided stability, security and much more throughout her childhood. She grew up knowing what having a home means and is now providing this for her family through purchasing her own home.
As in this local story, decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head. It provides stability for families and children, a sense of dignity and pride, health, physical safety and security, and an increase of educational and job prospects. (source)
The impact of having a place to call home is far reaching and lasts a lifetime.