Building the Rivebend House in eight days would not have been possible without more than 800 hours of service from nearly 200 volunteers.
Groups and Organizations who gave their time on the home include:
American Acceptance Mortgage
Bethel Bible Village
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Rivermont Presbyterian Church
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Youth Build Chattanooga
and a number of Individuals including Habitat homeowners, and
especially Don and Diane Barnes.
Alexia Taylor pauses for a moment to celebrate- her dream of homeownership is nearly here!
The moving team rolls the house onto its final location!
Here is a shot of the house taking the final turn to its destination!
Here is a shot of the house rolling towards Erlanger Hospital – glad I didn’t have to ride on the roof of the house the whole way like the member of the crew who was making sure that wire and traffic lights didn’t get caught on the house!
This image shows the crew from the Donald R. Payne Company in the process of connecting the lifting beam on their truck to the two steel beams resting under the house.
Workers from the Donald R. Payne Company are on site preparing the house for transport. At this point we are expecting to pull the house away from the site at approximately 2:15 PM today. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out!
The 2008 Riverbend Habitat House would not have been possible without the support of the following companies. Their donations of time, materials or services have helped bring a family’s dream of homeownership to life, and demonstrate the difference that can be made when we come together to transform our community!
America’s Home Place – Covenant Sponsor
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union – Presenting Sponsor
Material/ Service Sponsors:
ABC Supply Company
American Wholesale Supply
B & B Steel
Donald R. Payne Company
East Chattanooga Lumber
Kelly Simmons Dry Wall
Randy Stephens Masonry
Siskin Steel and Supply
Smith Trucking & Construction
USA (Ready Mix)
Work on the Riverbend House is nearly complete – volunteers are helping put the last touches on the home and beginning to take down the construction site. This work will continue in to Saturday. Be sure to stop by to see the house tonight or tomorrow.
Plans at this point are for the home to be moved to is permanent location on Scruggs St. where it will be the last home of group of energy efficient Habitat homes to be built there.
Here are shots of the home as of a couple hours ago.
All during Riverbend, performers have been taking the UNUM stage. On Thursday we were blessed with UNUM taking center stage at the Habitat House. We had 18 staff members from the UF Finance Department at Unum. We have worked our way down to the finishing off tasks of homebuilding. Although these are seemingly small tasks in the scheme of building a home, they are the most visible. Caulking around doors and windows needed to be done, trim taped off then primed and painted, interior doors hung and balanced and touch up painting. Our UNUM group accomplished all that and more. They worked hard on getting surplus materials moved and ready to load to bring back for use on another Habitat house. They cleaned out our POD and had supplies and tools loaded to be brought back as well. Beyond that, they encouraged us with their great attitudes and willing hands. Every time we turned around a UNUM staff member was right there asking what they could do next. Many, many thanks to UNUM for lending us such great workers for the afternoon and for being a big hit on our stage!