Habitat for Humanity of Warren County is currently building its 25th house since becoming an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1996. Volunteers are hard at work.
McMinnville Breakfast Rotary and McMinnville Noon Rotary clubs are once again among them. Breakfast Rotarian Kay Ramsey, who has dedicated many years working for the local Habitat for Humanity effort, says the two clubs have been, and will continue to be, strong supporters of Habitat.
“McMinnville Breakfast Rotary and McMinnville Noon Rotary clubs contributed funds to pay for the windows and exterior doors for every house that has been built and Rotary members have volunteered to install most of them,” said Ramsey. “Since the windows and exterior doors cost $1,000 to $1,200 per house, this has been a tremendous help.”
The homes are a community effort, says Ramsey.
“Numerous other groups and individuals have also contributed financially to make these homes become reality,” she said. “Over the years, churches have been the backbone of the volunteer workers along with civic clubs, students from Warren County High School and many dedicated individuals.”
Habitat for Humanity of Warren County dedicated its first two houses in 1999 with funds donated by the Carrier Corporation and City Bank and Trust (now Regions Bank). Since then, one or two houses a year have been built with the support of donations and volunteer hours from a number of businesses, churches and individuals.
Over the years, major contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Warren County have been made by the Carrier Corporation, Bridgestone, Jarden, First National Bank, Nissan and Regions Bank.