Habitat for Humanity

Each year First Presbyterian Church partners with Habitat for Humanity to help a deserving family build a home. This year is FPC’s 20th build, and we will be working alongside Josette Simpson, who is very excited about building a new home for herself and her daughters.

  • Dates: October 16-17 and October 23-24
  • Location: Park Preserve neighborhood in the I-24/Briley Parkway area. We will send more details and directions on the location about a week before the build starts.
  • Volunteers: Everyone, age 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Family: Josette Simpson and her daughter. Click here for more information on the family.

Click here to sign up, or for more information, contact Mike Crout at 615-298-9593.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has new safety measures on site this build season!

COVID continues to present extra challenges; therefore, Habitat for Humanity has implemented the following on-site measures this build season to keep our volunteers safe:

  • Habitat volunteers will follow recommended CDC guidelines for social distancing.
  • Any volunteer or staff member who does not feel well or who is running a temperature, showing signs of acute respiratory illness, or having difficulty breathing should not come to the build site.
  • Volunteers will work in two groups of ten or less, and the groups will work separately.
  • All volunteers will be given new personal protective equipment (PPE)—hardhat, safety glasses, gloves, and a face covering—and will be required to wear these items while on the build site (though not when outdoors). Volunteers may bring their own face coverings, gloves, and safety glasses; personal sunglasses and/or regular glasses will substitute for safety glasses. No PPE will be shared.
  • Habitat construction staff and SOS will also wear PPE.
  • Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer stations will be available at the build site.
  • Portalets will be cleaned daily.
  • In order to provide a safe and sanitary environment all food will be served in individual disposable containers (boxed-lunch style).

The most important thing you can bring is enthusiasm and flexibility.

What is a build day like?

Fun and rewarding! The day will start around 7:00 a.m. with orientation, and we’ll start working around 7:30 a.m. Most of us will work as teams on various tasks throughout the townhomes. Habitat will provide all the tools and knowledge. Breakfast bars, coffee, and water will be provided. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., and then we’ll wrap up around 3:30 p.m. For more information on the build day, download the Build Information document.

How do I sign up?

Easy. Below you’ll find a sign-up link for our build day(s). Click on that link and then sign up for the date you prefer. Add your name and email address, and that’s it! Habitat will send you the specific directions and details as we get closer to the build day.

Lunch Volunteers

This year we have to take a different approach. Lunch volunteers will arrive at the site by 11:15 a.m. and be prepared to serve by 11:30 a.m. when build team breaks for lunch. Each meal must be individually boxed (no buffet style). Please contact Annette Crout with any questions at 615-298-9507. To volunteer, sign up at the link below:

Thank you for your being a part of building a home for a deserving family!

 

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