Local Heroes Join Habitat For Humanity For Heroes Build Day


THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA IS FORCING OUTDOOR RETAIL GIANT BASS PRO SHOPS— TO PULL A CONTROVERSIAL RIFLE FROM ITS SHELVES. A CUSTOMER IN ROGERS, ARKANSAS… POSTED A PHOTO OF THE RIFLE COMMEMORATING THE TRAIL OF TEARS– WHICH WAS A FORCEFUL AND DEADLY RELOCATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE 1800’S. THE RIFLE RECEIVED SO MUCH BACKLASH… BASS PRO NOT ONLY PULLED THE RIFLE.. BUT ALSO DEFENDED THE COMPANY SAYING IT WAS A ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCT ACQUIRED ON A TRADE-IN…. AND IS NOT PART OF ITS STANDARD MERCHANDISE. IN LOCAL GOOD NEWS TONIGHT! LOCAL HEROES … JOINED DOZENS OF VOLUNTEERS … TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON TWO NEWLY BUILT HOMES IN MEMPHIS. ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY MEMBERS … FIRST RESPONDERS … AUTOZONE EMPLOYEES … AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY … ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR THE HABITAT’S ANNUAL HEROES BUILD DAY. THE GROUP … PAINTED THE HOMES IN THE MEDICAL DISTRICT. ORGANIZERS SAY … ITS JUST ONE WAY TO SERVE VETERANS WANTING TO STAY ACTIVE … ALL WHILE HELPING PEOPLE BUILD FOREVER HOMES. JESSICA HORD/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS: “WE’RE SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE AUTOZONE AND SUPPORT OF AUTOZONE VOLUNTEERS FROM THE HERO COMMUNITY.. WE HAVE FOLKS FROM THE NAVY AND AIRFORCE WORKING TODAY TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.” THE HOUSES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MOVE-IN READY … FOR QUALIFYING 1ST TIME HOMEBUYERS … WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

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