2018 First Responders Build


June 1 – August 9, 2018

Partner Family: Takisha Location: 415 Douglas Ave., Murfreesboro

Dedication: Thursday, Sept 6, 4:30  (Special “9/11 Tribute”)


Buy a box of nails ($10), some insulation ($25) or anything else!

Link to donate: https://donorlynk.com/rchfh/first-responders-donate-now/

We hope to have all First Responders represented in this build: Fire, Police, EMT, Medical, etc. Please contact Melissa Cross for more information, 615-603-5395.

 Volunteer days are Wed, Fri and Sat throughout the construction. To volunteer  please contact Megan Hutchings, Volunteer Coordinator, 615-890-5877 x106. We have a NEW ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGNUP! Click to view the volunteer opportunity calendar.

To sponsor part of this build, please contact Melissa Cross, Development Director, 615-890-5877 x110 / Best number: 615-603-5395 (cell)

(L to R): Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks, Rutherford Fire & Rescue Chief Larry Farley, Murfreesboro Police Chief Mike Bowen and Rutherford Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh at a ground-breaking for the Habitat First Responders Build. Thank you for your support!!

 Thank you to our Sponsors of this build!

Hammer Down for Habitat Motorcycle Poker Run

2018 Hammer Down is Sat., Sept. 15!!


Affordable Housing Program / Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Housing Trust Fund

 Total Raised = $65,000  

 Additional Sponsors Welcome!


Thank you to St. Pauls’ Episcopal Church for the Panel Build on May 12 where volunteers built all the walls for this house!
Takisha talking to the RCHFH Board and Homeowner Selection Committee

Takisha with Family Services Director Angie Ezell

Homeowner Meet & Greet with RCHFH Board and Homeowner Selection Committee

  Takisha’s Bio:

For as long as Takisha could remember, she wanted to be a nurse. She was able to take some medical classes in high school that only made her love for nursing grow. Takisha went on to attend Daymar Institute and graduated in 2010 with a Medical Assistant Certification. She has been working in pediatrics for the past five years and loves it.

“Kisha” and son Ke’Shawn

Takisha had hoped to one day become a homeowner but honestly was not sure when or how. She first heard about Habitat for Humanity from one of her co-workers who is also a Habitat homeowner. After hearing great things about the program, Takisha decided to apply. “When I found out I had been accepted, I was so happy,” she said with her beautiful smile. “My son and I are going to have something we can call our own.”

From day one, Takisha has been very driven and focused. She has been committed to doing her very best throughout the entire program. Her favorite aspects of the Habitat program have been meeting new people, working alongside the fellow future homeowners on builds, and the Homebuyer Education Class. “I have learned so much about buying a home and what it means to be a homeowner.”

Takisha and her son are looking forward to having their own home and the stability it will bring. Her son is excited about having a back yard to play in, a place to ride his bike, and just a space of his own. Takisha is excited to have a haven where they are grounded and she can work towards her next goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.

Full Bio


Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is blessed to be building 7 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 / melissa@rchfh.org