This year will mark the third time Hickory Construction has participated in The Restoration House’s Over the Edge fundraiser. A high-energy event, Over the Edge challenges individuals and teams to rappel from a towering building to benefit single mothers and their children.
This year, participants will descend from the historical Trotter Building in Downtown Knoxville which stands 16 stories tall. Hickory Construction Vice President of Commercial Operations, Chris Duncan, is excited to take part in such a great cause.
“This is one of the Restoration House’s biggest fundraisers. Last year, I was supposed to participate but I dislocated my shoulder. Thankfully, Hickory’s Harold Spencer filled in. This year, I’m staying true to my word and am going ‘over the edge’.”
Since 2007, The Restoration House, a non-profit organization, has worked to provide low-income single mothers and their children with supportive transitional housing, ally teams, and family advocacy to help break harmful cycles and regain hope.
Hickory has collaborated on several projects with The Restoration House, including an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the newly completed Village which will benefit 140 to 160 single mothers and 280 to 320 children over the next 10 years.
“We are proud to be partners with The Restoration House and what they do for our community,” says Duncan.
Over the Edge takes place this Saturday, August 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A block party will be held on the street below the Trotter Building with food and games. For more information, visit therestorationhouse.net