Ft. Campbell Soldiers Pitching in for Habitat Williamson

Habitat of Williamson County

Spring Hill will welcome soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Delta Company 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry on Friday to help with the building of three Habitat for Humanity homes that have been under construction since April 12.

The Delta Battalion has partnered with the City of Franklin for several years through the Americans Supporting Americans’ Adopt-A-Unit program, which means the community of Franklin sends care packages and throws events for the troops when the unit is deployed.

“We are always looking for tangible ways to give back to our ASA sponsor,” said Company Commander John Yanikov. “I have done Habitat for Humanity builds in the past with previous units, and it is always awesome to watch the house come together.  I am definitely looking forward to it, and my soldiers are as well.”

Today, soldiers will spend four hours at the Habitat houses helping paint, trim doors, shelving and baseboards.

“We are humbled and honored that the Delta Company has chosen to give back to its ASA community through Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County,” explains Community Engagement Manager Billy Whipple. “These brave men and women give so much to our Country; we are just excited to work alongside them for a day.”

Three local families are set to receive the houses at cost with a zero-interest mortgage. Applicants are selected to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County based on three criteria: the need for housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. By the time the homes are dedicated on June 7 each house’s participating partner family will complete about 280 hours of work which includes taking a homebuyer’s education class and working on their new home.

Habitat Williamson is still looking for volunteers who would like to work on the build site, as well as donations to cover costs. Seventeen thousand dollars are still needed to fund one of the homes, and anyone wanting to help can donate online quickly and securely at www.habitatwilliamson.org.  Those wanting to volunteer can contact Billy Whipple at 615-550-5614.