2nd build day at Habitat for Humanity’s 500th Knoxville home

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — Habitat for Humanity is continuing work on their 500th home in Knoxville. Crews are working to build the house for Tim and Tateanna Lanxter and their four children.

Work started around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. This is the second big build day for this house. Once finished, the North Knoxville home will have five bedrooms. The Lanxter family hopes to be moved in by Christmas.

Last week, rain halted the building process when crews were unable to begin installing the roof. A crew of 24 is working to install all of the interior walls of the home over the weekend, as well as begin putting up the roof, weather permitting.

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President and General Manager of Rocky Top Air, Gerald Allison, said Saturday’s labor will mostly take place in doors. Allison also said he expects the home to be completed on schedule.

Rocky Top Air is one of  the Covenant Partners for this build —along with Toyota Knoxville. Lexus of Knoxville and WATE 6 on Your Side.

Covenant Partners provide money and labor to help build the house.

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