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2023 Building Renovation

The Challenge


Since 2004, we’ve been serving men on Foster Avenue on a portion of the TPS campus leased from the State of Tennessee. We currently have six buildings which allows us to provide housing for up to 60 men seeking a fresh start in their lives. These buildings were built in 1955 and are in need of significant updates and repair.


The Solution


The State of Tennessee has agreed to allow 4:13 Strong to make capital improvements and building renovations as we deem necessary. The value of the improvements that we make will be deducted from our rent. Our goal is to seek in-kind and financial donations to help us with this project. We plan to begin work in July 2023 and finish all renovations by December 2024. Below is a list of the items on our renovation list:

  • Replace ventilation and ceilings in all bathrooms (36 bathrooms)
  • Replace roofs, gutters, and downspouts (6 buildings)
  • Add new exterior soffits and siding (6 buildings)
  • Upgrade common kitchen areas (3 buildings)
  • Pave parking lot and curbs
  • Replace windows and doors (6 buildings)
  • Interior and exterior paint
  • Drainage and landscaping

If you would like to help us in our renovation efforts, please consider making a contribution below. If you are interested in donating labor or materials to this project, please contact Chan Sheppard (


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