2017 Women Build

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is blessed to be building 8 houses in 2017 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

A very special build celebrating Women and Mother’s Day!

The RCHFH Office staff getting ready for the 2016 Women Build Week.

Women Build

March 10 – May 14 (Mother’s Day!)

Future Homeowner: Santiago Ortiz and Marbella Ruiz – Homeowner Bio

Location: 101 Johnson Street, Smyrna

Volunteer days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We will include a very special “Women Build” campaign for this build with The Big Payback on May 3rd. More information to come!


Total Raised = $50,000


Thank you to our Sponsors of the 2017 Women Build!


Lowes Home Improvement – Sponsor of the Women Build Week


Cato Fashions Stores

SVP Worldwide

United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties

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

Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation – CAHEC



The Big Payback

(Community Foundation of Middle TN)

Cookin’ To Build

Previous Women Builds




Homeowner Bio: 

Santiago and Marbella have always provided their family a warm and loving place to live, but it has never been a place the family could call their own. The couple, who met in their hometown of Puebla, Mexico, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1999. While they love living in the Town of Smyrna, the duplex is an ongoing issue for this family of five.  It’s old, too small, and progressively deteriorating each year. They are also paying more for rent than they should.  After applying and being denied a conventional mortgage, they considered the Habitat program, where they could get an interest-free mortgage, actually pass less for housing than renting (!), go through the Habitat Financial and Homeowner Education program and invest in their house through “sweat equity”. Santiago and Marbella felt truly blessed by God when they were accepted.


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