Habitat for Humanity Home dedicated with New Graber Blinds Installed
This week, Made in the Shade Clarksville was honored to attend the dedication for a brand new Habitat for Humanity home in Clarksville. The home, a four-bedroom structure, was built for a single mom with five children. Made in the Shade was honored to provide Graber faux wood blinds for the home. It is the second Habitat home for which we’ve donated blinds.
Several Habitat homes are currently under construction in the Clarksville area.
Habitat for Humanity History
Habitat for Humanity is a program founded in Americus, Georgia by a farmer and biblical scholar named Clarence Jordan as a concept called Koinonia Farm in 1942. Homes are built by volunteers, and sold at a greatly reduced price. The mortgage goes directly back to Habitat, funding future builds.
Since those early days, the Habitat program has changed very little in scope — but it’s grown exponentially since then, especially after gaining popularity and exposure thanks to former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn. Habitat now serves 1400 communities in America and in nearly 70 countries.
Millions of homeowners have achieved the status, dignity, strength, and stability of home ownership through the program.
In Clarksville, more than 90 homes have been built and dedicated by Habitat for Humanity board members, volunteers, and with help from their own staff. Recently, a group called Apostles Build, organized the framing for this an several other new Habitat homes. They gave a special touch by writing blessings on the studs as they framed the home.
This week, we were humbled to meet one more brand new home owner, and we’re excited for the family to enjoy their new digs! It was an absolute honor to provide a small part of their new home, and we look forward to serving our community from now on and into the future.
We thank you, Clarksville, for all you do to support groups like Habitat for Humanity, and we are deeply honored and humbled to be a small part of their success. We couldn’t do it without you!
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, visit their website.