The former president and Habitat are building a house in the 700 block of Looney Avenue in Uptown Memphis thanks to many donors especially by Cord Moving and Storage of Memphis, TN with the help of Gary Lee and Corey Loeffler from Cord Moving.
The new home will go to Arlicia Jillians, who was on the construction site Monday morning. She was overwhelmed by the experience. “I mean, just to be here and to look, to see the support to see everyone here and to see, to know that this event happening right here at my home, which is historical for me anyway, to know that the president will be here to help build my home,” said Jillians.
Carter and his wife will also make a special announcement alongside Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis President & CEO Dwayne Spencer. The Carters have been involved with Habitat since 1984, but this is the first time they’ve participated in a Memphis construction event.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by creating sustainable, affordable home ownership opportunities for local families in need. The organization provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners and completes mobility and accessibility modifications for low-income seniors.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, call 901-761-4771, or call Corey Loeffler at (901 370-6400 visit their website. You can also follow Memphis Habitat and Cord Moving and Storage on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.