Sept. 27 – Dec. 12, 2019

Partner Family: Carlos and Rafaela, 523 Castle Street, Murfreesboro

RCHFH House # 164

Lot Blessing: Wed., Sept. 18, 4:30 / Dedication: Wed., January 8, 2020, 4:30 pm

Thank you to the St. Paul’s Panel Build for building the walls for this house!

Volunteer days are Wed, Fri and Sat throughout the construction. To sponsor and volunteer, contact Melissa Cross, melissa@rchfh.org, 615-603-5395. At this time, volunteer spots are reserved for sponsors and MTSU students. 

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MTSU Students can volunteer with Jackie Victory, S.O.S, Student Organizations & Service: Jackie.Victory@mtsu.edu


MTSU Alumni, students and  Blue Raiders supporters:


⇒ Buy a Box of Nails, Insulation, a Window, a Door… easy online donation page:

 Thank you to our Sponsors of the MTSU Build!

   Additional Sponsors welcome!
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
MTSU “See Spot Run” event to raise money for the Habitat Build

2016 MTSU Build

Total Raised = $80,900

 Additional Sponsors Welcome!


  Carlos and Rafaela’s Bio: 

In 1999, their oldest daughter Annely traveled to America for a fun trip. While she was here, she met the love of her life. After she got married and gained US Citizenship, she began petitioning for her parents to join her in America. Annely knew how dangerous Ecuador had become and she wanted all her family to be safe. Rafaela moved to America in 2010 and Carlos followed in 2012.

While living in Ecuador, Carlos worked as a Civil Engineer and Rafaela worked as a school psychologist. But their credentials did not transfer to America. Currently, Carlos is working at Sinomax and Rafaela is staying home to help with her grandchildren.

The couple often dreamt of being homeowners. They had a goal of creating a better living situation for their family and knew homeownership would help them achieve that goal. The couple first heard about the Habitat program three years ago from a friend. They applied, but at the time could not meet all the requirements. Rafaela commented that they began preparing themselves for the process with tenacity.  After some hard work, they were able to fulfill the application requirements and were accepted in the Habitat program.

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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