Celebrating 25+ years building with Habitat for Humanity
The Knoxville Bar Association needs your help to make the 2020 KBA Habitat Home a reality for a Knoxville family. Since 1994, the members of the KBA have been responsible for building eight Habitat homes in the Knoxville area. It has become part of the KBA tradition and is an accomplishment that all of us can be proud.
Before our volunteers can begin swinging hammers, there is one other critical component that the KBA must put in place. As a covenant partner with Habitat, the KBA has raised $20,000, which is one-half of the cost of the materials to build this home. The KBA’s financial commitment is not a hand-out, but a hand-up to a hard-working family. The family who will ultimately live in the home we build must put in 500 hours of sweat equity building other people’s homes before they are even eligible for their own Habitat home. Additionally, the family will take on a 20-year mortgage in order to cover the other half of the cost of construction.
100% of the funds raised!
The response to the KBA’s request for contributions to support building another Habitat house in our community was rapid and remarkable. We are thankful to all of the KBA members who contributed to this campaign.
This project also offers the members of our bar association a unique opportunity. As lawyers, it is rare that we have the chance to work with each other outside of the courtroom or get to know one another on some basis other than a dispute between our clients. The KBA’s involvement with Habitat over the years has provided its members with a real opportunity to build relationships, not only among lawyers in the Bar, but also among lawyers within our firms.
Our efforts over the past 25 years have provided homes for 8 families and we are so pleased to be partnering with First Presbyterian Church on house #9. We will be splitting the construction duties with their volunteers and more information about participating in the build will be available after March 1st.
Steering Committee for the 2020 KBA Habitat for Humanity Build
Hon. Greg S. McMillan, Knox County Circuit Court, Division IV
Norman G. Templeton, Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.