This week we shine the spotlight on the Housing Sewanee.
Housing Sewanee is a non-profit organization modeled after Habitat for Humanity. Since 1993, Housing Sewanee has built one house for an area family in need. These families include the elderly, the sick, the physically or mentally disabled, and grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Housing Sewanee accepts applicants and selects recipients based on need and ability to sustain a no-interest mortgage. Recipients are expected to help with the building of their house when possible. Many times, their neighbors and families pitch in to help. Housing Sewanee provides the capital and volunteer labor to get the house built. Currently, two houses are in the process of being built.
Housing Sewanee is requesting $4,000 from the Community Chest to help with expenses. This organization does receive other funding from individuals, concession sales, summer work groups, and poster sales. Housing Sewanee expenses last year totaled approximately $25,000.
The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community. The Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.