In September, Nashville Predators employees and SMS Holdings employees joined together for the second-straight year to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. Predators employees annually participate in events such as the Habitat for Humanity build as part of the organization’s Hearts of Gold program, where Preds employees collectively give back more than 6,000 hours to the city of Nashville through community service projects.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, which kicked off their ‘build season,’ with the Predators/SMS Holdings build, provides life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality and affordable homes. Through offering these family partnerships, Habitat works to “Build Better Lives,” and help create safer neighborhoods and pathways to hope.
The new home owners worked alongside the Preds and SMS Holdings staff, getting to see first-hand the house that they would soon inhabit go from the ground up. These family members are just a few of the more than 2,000 that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, including 1,450 children, have helped since its establishment in 1985.
“It was a great two days to be out working in the community with our friends at SMS Holdings and Habitat for Humanity,” Nashville Predators Community Relations Coordinator Snow Rose said. “It’s amazing the work that’s done through this organization, starting with an empty lot and in the end, you have a house that is part of a new chapter for a family.”
A few weeks have passed since Preds and SMS Holdings employees helped build the structure and main areas of the house and all of the finishing touches have been made. When the ribbon is cut on the house today it’s more than just another ceremony, but rather the beginning of a new chapter for a family in Music City.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, visit www.habitatnashville.org.