Habitat for Humanity Selects Partner Family

October 20, 2017
Jamie Nokes
Tayvian Nokes, Jamie Nokes, Justis Nokes, Jayde Stanley and Desmond Nokes

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, TN is pleased to announce following the application process, Jamie Nokes and Family have been selected to be their sixth partner family.

Ms. Nokes has been a resident of DeKalb County since she was 5 years old and is pleased to call this her home. She has three boys who reside with her Tayvian, 18, Desmond, 14, and Justis, 6; she also has a daughter, Jayde who is married to Daniel Stanley. They are active members at the First Assembly of God in Smithville where she is a member of the Praise Team.

When asking Ms. Nokes the reason she applied for Partnership she said, “I know four previous partners in DeKalb County and I have seen the blessing they have received from working with Habitat for Humanity. I am excited about working with Habitat and thankful to have this opportunity.”

In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, Habitat homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. A Ground Breaking Ceremony will be schedule for February, 2018 with Construction beginning in early March, 2018.

How Can You Help?

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is 100% volunteer led and organized so there are many ways to participate. Whether you are skilled in construction work, cooking, fundraising, volunteering, or just have a desire to help, then we want you. We can use ALL the help we get no matter what your skills are we have a job for you. This program would not succeed without the support of DeKalb County and its residents. If you would like to volunteer in anyway please contact Alex Woodward at Wilson Bank & Trust 615-597-4663 or awoodward@wilsonbank.com.

Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale – Friday, October 27th 10:30-1:00 on the DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn, You be the Judge of the team with the Best Chili and Decoration. Make a donation and eat All the Chili You Want from all 12 teams!

Yeti Cooler Raffle – October 25th – December 2nd – Buy a ticket to win a Yeti 45 quart Cooler. Tickets are priced at 1 ticket for $5 OR 5 tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Smithville Branch of Wilson Bank & Trust or DeKalb County Clerk Jimmy Poss’ Office with other locations to be named as well.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, TN
Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County was formed in 2003. They have built five homes in the Smithville area and own property with plans to build future homes. Houses are constructed by volunteers and paid by donations from various fundraisers including the Fiddler 5K, Jackson Kayak Raffle, Golf Tournament, Yeti cooler raffle and the Chili cook off. Find us on Facebook at Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, Tennessee to stay up-to-date on current events and construction updates.

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