Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is blessed to be building 8 houses in 2016 as well as several Neighborhood Revitalization and Home Repair projects. We build in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Tennessee. 

 Companies, contact us to have your staff and employees be a part of a Habitat for Humanity Build! Great employee bonding and community service experience! Contact Melissa Cross: cell: 615-603-5395 or 615-890-5877 x. 110

Publix Build

April 19 – June 8, 2017

Partner Family: Shari

Location: Hancock Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Volunteer days will be Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Thank you to the Kingwood Church of Christ for support and the Kingwood Panel Build event on Saturday, April 8, where all the exterior and interior walls will be built for Shari’s house! Click for Event details.

This build is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities! We were thrilled to have a very special “reveal” event at our Habitat for Humanity office, at which time we surprised Shari with this amazing gift and Christmas present! Thank you to Communications Dir. Brenda Reid and the many Publix employees who came out and made this a very special and exciting event!

As part of Publix Super Markets Charities annual national commitment to Habitat for Humanity,  the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) affiliate received $60,000 in funding to build Shari’s house. In 2017, Publix Super Market Charities is donating more than $5.5 million dollars to Habitat for Humanity affilities across the country as part of their annual giving to Habitat.

Go To: VIDEO of “Reveal Event”




Total Raised = $60,000


Thank you to our Sponsor: Publix Super Market Charities!


Affordable Housing Program (AHP) / Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties

Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation – CAHEC

Shari’s Bio:

For a number of years, Shari dealt with medical issues, found herself in and out of hospitals, and moving from place to place. “At one time, I was truly homeless,” Shari commented. “My heart and mind were unstable. I was living with friends, on the street, in various apartments, and women shelters.”

Due to her physical limitations, Shari was put on disability in 2009. At that time she began focusing her energy on getting better in all areas of her life. She began working with the PATH Program along with the Guidance Center and doors began to open. They were able to place her in an apartment but Shari knew in her heart that for her to maintain the stability she had worked for, she truly needed a home.

Full Bio

VIDEO: Publix Charities “Reveal Event” Surprising Future Habitat Homeowner Shari