Brooks Bucks back to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

LEBANON – For the 11th consecutive year, Demos’ Restaurant is serving it up for Wilson Habitat for Humanity.

Each $5 donation to Wilson Habitat for Humanity buys one Brooks Buck and entitles the bearer to apply $7.50 toward one meal — lunch or dinner — at Demos’ Restaurant in Lebanon.

Brooks Bucks are available for purchase through the month of March and are redeemable in April, according to Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat.

“This partnership has been a longstanding tradition and benefits the work of Habitat each year. We are deeply grateful to Peter Demos and all the employees at the Lebanon restaurant. We appreciate everyone who participated last year and want to invite the community to join us again this year,” said Tredway.

The popular Brooks Bucks are named after the late Brooks Franklin, humanitarian and 30-year veteran writer for The Lebanon Democrat. Franklin was a nationally recognized newspaperman, winning numerous national and state awards for reporting and editorial writing. The issue of poverty and homelessness in Lebanon led to the Brooks Bucks fundraiser, which benefits one of Franklin’s most loved causes, Habitat for Humanity.

The familiar green bucks are sold through:

• all branches of Wilson Bank & Trust in Wilson County.

• all branches of Pinnacle Financial Partners in Wilson County.

• The Lebanon Democrat / Mt. Juliet News offices at 402 N. Cumberland St. in Lebanon.

• Habitat for Humanity office at 606 E. Main St. in Lebanon.

• Habitat board members.

• Habitat ReStore.

All money from Brooks Bucks sales benefit the work of Wilson Habitat for Humanity.  

Wilson Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Prior to becoming homeowners, Habitat partner families attend home education classes, work at the build site, and volunteer at Habitat’s retail outlet, the ReStore. The work of Habitat in Wilson County began in 1993 and Wilson Habitat has now built 59 houses and renovated three, serving 61 families. To request an application or to receive more information about Wilson Habitat for Humanity, call 615-453- 4539 or visit habitatnashville.org/divisions/Wilson.

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