The home is also being built in memory of the late Donna Mosier who died from cancer. Her Sunday School group at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon decided to participate in the project in her honor. The United Methodist ladies will have a bake sale on Sunday, May 15, to assist in raising money for Women Build.
Women from all walks of life have signed on to pick up hammers and power tools to help the family build their way to a better future. Among those set to be involved in the project are Lisa Patton, weather forecaster for WKRN News2 and a Mt. Juliet resident; Darlene Craighead, wife of Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead; Paula Hutto, wife of Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto; Pam Black and others.
The program, underwritten by Lowe’s, gives women the opportunity to learn construction skills and to move children out of poverty housing. According to Census Bureau statistics, more than 12 million U.S. children -- one out of every six -- are living in poverty. Within Wilson County, 11.3 percent currently live in poverty.
In addition to Lowe’s, other sponsors include Payment Express Systems, Whip Crackin’ Rodeo and more.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the newest Women Build house in Lebanon will be 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at 210 Owen Street.
Wilson County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. Wilson County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993 and has built 52 houses in the Wilson County area.
Anyone interested in volunteering or offering donations is encouraged to call Wilson County Habitat for Humanity at 453-4539 or visit the Web site at www.wilsoncountyhabitat.org.
The local Habitat organization is in need of the following items and many more not listed here:
• 3 Doors = $186/ea• 7 Windows = $100-$130/ea• 16 walls = $250-$500/ea• Plumbing = $4500• Electrical = $4,700