Members from the Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity joined representatives from Nissan North America Decherd on Sept. 8 to celebrate the beginning of construction efforts toward a brand new home for the Majors family of Franklin County.
The new home’s address is Lot 4 on Rotary Drive in Winchester.
Stan Welch, Nissan North America Decherd human resources manager, and Randy Nunley, Nissan Powertrain Decherd director of raw materials, joined Habitat for Humanity President Terrie Quick in making the announcement.
Decherd Police and Fire Chief Ross Peterson, who is also the Majors family’s pastor, was asked by the family to come out and give a prayer and a blessing for the new home’s construction.
Quick introduced herself and briefly spoke about the new construction before thanking all the Habitat board members, volunteers and attendees for coming out to show their support of the Majors family.
Quick gave a special thank-you to Nissan North America Decherd, whom she said has been generous and supportive in assisting Habitat in its efforts of providing homes for Franklin and Coffee County applicants.
Quick then thanked Peterson for coming out to bless the construction site with a prayer before speaking about faith and the power of God.
“We work for the man upstairs, and without him directing our paths, none of this could be done,” Quick said.
Quick introduced the members of the Majors family, who include Sheena, her two daughters, Abby and Bella, and their little brother, Gabriel, who will soon be 3 years old.
“We are blessed, and I wanted to thank everyone involved for giving me and my children a home of our own,” Majors said.
Quick then introduced Peterson, who said a prayer and read from scripture.
Quick then introduced Welch and Nunley.
“We are happy to sponsor and provide volunteer efforts for another HFH build, and our Nissan employees are looking forward to giving back to the community,” Welch said.
Nissan North America Decherd will be providing 10-12 employees who have volunteered their efforts to assist Habitat in building the new home for the Majors family.
Nunley then spoke briefly.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to give back to the community, and every Friday, Nissan employees- from directors to technicians and everyone in between will be out here building this home,” Nunley said.
At the close of the ceremony, Quick said they could always use any additional help by those in the community who feel compelled to get involved for an excellent cause.
Quick said that donations, building materials, or construction volunteers are encouraged to contact Habitat via the organization’s website, which is www.HRHFH.com.
Construction is scheduled to officially begin on Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and should continue for the next 10 weeks.