Category Archives: Events

2018 Playhouses on the Plaza Photos

The event was a huge success. Thank you to all of our sponsors, playhouse builders and event attendees.  Enjoy the photos below, graciously taken by Taylor Heaton, Smith County Habitat Board Member.

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

On January 25th, we gathered to celebrate Jack Wilson, CEO of Smith County Habitat for Humanity. He has faithfully served the organization for 10 years.  Below is the invitation and a few photos from the day.

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We are now on Amazon SMILE!!

When you shop on Amazon, they will now give a portion of the purchase price to your Smith County Habitat! Follow this link for more details.

If you already have an Amazon account-
Simply  LOG IN
Click on HELP at the top of the screen
Type AMAZON SMILE in the Help toolbar at the BOTTOM of the new screen
Click on CHANGE your charitable organization
Click on under number 1 on this page
Type in Smith County Habitat for Humanity  in the search bar on the right
Select us! Be sure to select the one in Tyler Texas.
At the top of your screen, under your name, on the left hand side, it should say that you are supporting Smith County Habitat for Humanity

Now when you shop Amazon, go to and a portion of the proceeds will come back to YOUR community!

Press Release

Your Smith County Habitat has recently received a generous grant from the TX Veterans Commission in the amount of $200,000.  The presentation will take place this
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Habitat for Humanity of Smith County Offices located at
822 West Front Street in Tyler.
The program overview and check presentation will begin at 2:30 PM.
The public is welcome to attend. Please see the full press release below.

TVC FVA Logo w Web


A Trailer

Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County was blessed by the donation of an enclosed trailer from Northern Tool.  This donation will be used in the Brush with Kindness Program, making it more efficient and secure, all benefitting your neighbors, right here in Smith County.

The press release for the presentation of the trailer:
TYLER, TEXAS – Please join representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, Northern Tool and SignMasters of Tyler as they unveil a new 6X12 enclosed cargo trailer donated to Habitat by Northern Tool. SignMasters of Tyler donated the graphic design wrapping of the trailer.

The new trailer will be used to expand Habitat’s “A Brush with Kindness” program. “A Brush with Kindness” is Habitat’s exterior home preservation program that revitalizes low-income homes and neighborhoods.

“The program is a 3-way partnership between Habitat, Valspar Paint and the homeowner,” explained Habitat’s Steve Pepenella who oversees the program. “If the homeowner is physically able, they prepare their home to be painted. Then Habitat staff and volunteers join the homeowner in painting the home using paint that is donated by Valspar.”

“We are grateful to Northern Tool for donating the new trailer. This will help us increase our impact across Smith County,” said Jack Wilson, Habitat’s CEO.

“And we are indebted to SignMasters for donating the wrapping of the trailer. We are fortunate to have the support of such great businesses in the community,” Wilson said.

The trailer will transport to and from the job sites the numerous ladders, paint and painting supplies required for a painting project.

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Trung Huynh, Store Manager, Northern Tool & Equipment

Sam Cascio, Regional Manager, Northern Tool & Equipment
Jana and Pieter Cilliers, Owners, Sign Masters of Tyler
Jack Wilson, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
Steve Pepenella, Senior Construction Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Smith Co.

Northern Tool & Equipment parking lot
4910 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703

Photos from the event:
Jack Wilson speaking SAMSUNG Rocky facing camera 2 SAMSUNG

And take a moment to check out the story KLTV did on the trailer and it’s maiden voyage HERE!


Thanks BScene Magazine!

Recently, Sara Brazzil from BScene Magazine volunteered at one of our home build sites.  We appreciate our volunteers so much! Without volunteers, we just could not build homes. After her day with Smith County Habitat, Sara blogged about her experience. You can check it out here!