Nashville -- HMTX Industries joined hundreds of volunteers Oct. 6-11 in Nashville for Habitat for Humanity’s 36th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. By working alongside Habitat homeowners, HMTX hopes to make a critical difference for individuals and their communities.
Volunteers and homeowners joined former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to build 21 new single-family homes in Nashville. An additional 12 new single-family homes and 26 new townhomes will be constructed by 2021 with support of funding raised for the project.
“Habitat is powerful organization that addresses one of the pressing issues of our generation—the need for a safe, sustainable and affordable place for families to call home," said Harlan Stone, group CEO. "Our team has always really enjoyed the house building and the team building that goes on at the Carter Build. We have expanded this inspiring opportunity to more and more of our employees and by next year, we hope to exceed 100 of our HMTX team member who have shared on this joy.”
Since 2014, HMTX has given over $2 million of support to Habitat for Humanity in the form of cash, sponsorships, and materials. The company has been a major sponsor of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for the last three years, providing materials and manpower to install flooring in all of the homes. Stone is a member of Habitat’s Asia Pacific Development Council, helping to raise awareness and visibility of Habitat’s work, and has been a driving force in helping Habitat address new ways to engage youth in their mission.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, which hosted the project, has a long history of creating opportunities for new and current homeowners to build a safe and decent place to call home. Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 1,185 homes.
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have been champions and strong voices for affordable, decent housing for all, donating their time and leadership each year to build and improve homes through Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Inspiring millions over the last 36 years, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 4,331 homes.