Clear but chilly skies provided a fall backdrop Saturday for the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity’s Cooking to Build fundraiser and competition held on the Murfreesboro Public Square. The event raised over $32,000.
Over 30 groups participated in the competition. First-place winner was Oakland Archery, followed by Hammer Down for Habitat in second, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in third and Oakland High School Student Council in fourth. The Rutherford County Court Clerk office and Murfreesboro Muslim Youth tied for fifth place.
Goal of the internationally known nonprofit organization, with local chapters across the globe is to provide affordable, sustainable housing.
Northfield Elementary Drumming Ensemble students, led by Rachel Bjork, perform at the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity’s Cooking to Build fundraiser on Nov. 6, 2021.
Since the Rutherford County chapter was established in 1989, more than 170 homes established Legacy Pointe subdivision in Murfreesboro, the first of its kind in Tennessee.
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Learn how to join the program or volunteer at rchfh.org/, call 615-890-5877 or visit the office at 850 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Murfreesboro. You can also help fund the programs at the ReStore, a secondhand building supply store adjacent to the RCHFH offices.
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This article originally appeared on Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: Cooking to Build benefits Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity