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Front Page - Friday, June 28, 2019

GCR partners with Habitat to build homes

Andy Leffler of Chambliss Law, Amanda Leffler of Real Estate Partners, Jelena Butler of Better Homes and Gardens Signature Brokers, Sherida Farr of Motto Mortgage and HVAC technician Kevin Canada help build a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga home. - Photographs provided

Since 2014, Greater Chattanooga Realtors has been committed to an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga to build homes and give back to the community.

This month, GCR members dedicated two weekends to physically assist in the construction of new homes for local families. Because families who are selected for Habitat homes are required to volunteer time on Habitat projects, volunteers get to know the future homeowners and their stories.

As part of GCR’s partnership with Habitat, the organization assists with new construction builds and neighborhood projects and annually contributes $5,000 to sponsor truck wraps for Habitat’s ReStore trucks.

Greater Chattanooga Realtor also holds the biennial fundraiser, Tee Up & Wine Down, for Habitat. The fundraiser, which is set to return in 2020, benefits Habitat’s work in the community.

“No one knows a community better than a Realtor,” says Dominique Brandt, development director for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. “We share an important philosophy of knowing the importance and stability a home can make. Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ continuing commitment and active partnership with Habitat allows us to continue our mission of building homes, communities and hope.”

“Habitat believes in homeownership, just like Realtors do,” says Jay Young, Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ Community Partnership Committee chair. “Our association raises money and participates in these builds because ‘That’s who we R.’”

“As Realtors, homeownership is part of our DNA. We work hard to find the best fits for our clients and appreciate all Habitat does to find the best fit for theirs,” says Kim Bass, 2019 GCR president. “We believe our partnership with Habitat makes the community we both serve a better place and knowing we’re helping Habitat meet specific needs to fulfill their mission is inspiring to all of us.”

Source: Greater Chattanooga Realtors and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga