Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, faith-based organization building homes for low-income individuals.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990, and the local branch became an official affiliate of the global organization in 1992.

The Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity Branch has built more than 30 homes for families in Coffee and Franklin counties since its beginning.

 

Q&A with Habitat president Terrie Quick

 

How long have you been with Habitat?

I have been involved with the organization for five years, four serving as the board president.

 

What’s the organization’s mission?

Our mission is to build decent affordable housing for qualifying people. Building new homes also brings communities together and restores hope.

 

What are the nonprofit’s biggest challenges?

The biggest challenge that we face is funding.

We try very hard to keep the cost of a new home construction low by capitalizing on all the local discounts extended and by using gifts and kind donations.

Along with the investment of funding we also need investment of people to our local organization. We need more people on a regular basis to build and serve on our board.

 

How can locals get involved?

The best way to get started is by attending our monthly meetings. They are held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

We meet inside the Henry Building, located at 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma.

Monetary gifts can be sent to P.O. Box 1295 Tullahoma (receipts will be mailed in return).

Donations can be made by visiting our website. Visit hrhfh.org and look for the DONATION button.