The 10th annual Dickson Bowl-a-thon at Thunder Alley is set for Sept. 13. Call Director Jeff Bennett for details. 615.441.9967.
The next Dickson County home build is slated for Nov. 10 through Dec. 9. If you or your group might be interested in sponsoring or volunteering for the build, contact Director Jeff Bennett at 615.441-9967.
Dickson Habitat Dedicates Its 33rd Home
Dickson Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 33rd Habitat home in the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 25.
“Affordable housing is becoming harder and harder to find,” says Bennett. “That’s why programs like Habitat are so valuable. We not only provide the opportunity to purchase an affordable home, but we also provide education as part of the home buying process. In addition, Habitat homes are so well built, homeowners save approximately $25,000 in electric costs over the life of the mortgage.”
Christie is a lifelong resident of Dickson County. She has worked at a truckload carrier company for nearly 13 years. She enjoys the small town setting of Dickson and loves being a Dickson County Cougar football mom. Christie is the mother of two boys who are both very active in the local community. She is especially proud of their accomplishments in school and football. Christie said her sons inspire her to be strong and work hard.
Christie believes owning a home will give her family more space and more security with a fixed monthly payment. Habitat homeowners pay a zero percent APR mortgage making the homes affordable. “Thank you so much for helping my family’s dreams come true. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a new homeowner. The generosity of our sponsors and volunteers mean so much to my family,” she said.
Community sponsors include: Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., Missy Chandler, David and Martha Shepard, Westfield Insurance Foundation, HCA Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Armstrong Flooring Foundation, GrindersEdge, Dickson First United Methodist Church, United Way of Dickson County.
To see photos from the 2018 build season click here.
History of Dickson Habitat
The Dickson Habitat was founded in 1994 by the Dickson County Ministerial Fellowship and built its first home in 1996. In July 2007, Habitat of Greater Nashville merged with the Dickson Habitat affiliate and built its first combined home that year. Dickson Habitat has built 33 homes since inception and opened the Dickson ReStore in 2011.
2018 Dickson Community Board
Missy Chandler, vice chair
Dale Karshenas, secretary
Martha Shepard, chair