Nearly 100 volunteers from Butler Snow took part in a four-week house build for the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville recently which was funded through a $30,000 grant from the Butler Snow Foundation. The house – built for the Eric Watts and Davette Stevenson family – was dedicated yesterday in the Park Preserve development in North Nashville.
Habitat of Greater Nashville is one of many worthy community organizations supported by the Butler Snow Foundation – which awarded more than $60,000 to organizations across Tennessee this year.
“Habitat for Humanity makes such a difference in our community by bringing the hope of home ownership alive to so many Nashvillians,” said Jack F. King, Jr., a Butler Snow attorney and Habitat of Greater Nashville board member. “Our entire team enjoys giving back to the community, and it’s a hallmark of our culture. I know everyone got so much out of this build, and we all take immense pride in the completion of this new home.”
The Butler Snow Foundation has given more than $1 million in community grants over the past 17 years.
“From the first nail hammered to the last flower planted, the most rewarding part of this experience was working toward a common team goal of making Eric and Davette’s dream of home ownership a reality,” said Butler Snow attorney and Habitat team leader B. Hart Knight. “We learned that volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build does not require great strength or technical knowledge, but rather willing hands and excellent leadership provided by Habitat staff and on-site supervisors.”
In addition to the Habitat build, the Butler Snow Foundation this year awarded grants to
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc., The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis and the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence.
The Butler Snow Foundation was established in 1997 by a generous gift from a client to the Butler Snow law firm. The Foundation funds worthy causes or social services organizations in communities Butler Snow serves. Since its inception, the Foundation has supported organizations such as Mission First, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Life Learning Centers, Mississippi Episcopal AIDS Committee, Hands-on-Memphis and the Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast.