"Every dollar makes a difference and we know this gift will make a big impact on Lexington families."

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
July 3, 2019
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It's not every day that Lexington Habitat for Humanity discovers a $10,000 check when they're going through the mail. But on a recent day, that happened for the Kentucky non-profit that builds and remodels homes to give people a safe place to live.

The $10,000 donation came courtesy of country music star Chris Stapleton, a Kentucky native who grew up in Staffordsville, and his wife Morgane Stapleton. Of the generous gift, Rachel Childress, Lexington Habitat for Humanity CEO, said in a press release, per WKYT News, “We were thrilled when the check came in the mail. It was completely unexpected." Childress added, "It is beautiful when people use their resources to help others. Every dollar makes a difference and we know this gift will make a big impact on Lexington families. We are so grateful.”

The gift was made through the couple's "Outlaw State of Kind" charitable fund—named after Stapleton's 2015 song "Outlaw State of Mind"—administered by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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If you'd like to learn more about Lexington Habitat for Humanity or make a donation, visit LexHabitat.org. What a thoughtful and generous gesture.

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