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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hard Bargain Association and Ty's House on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Update: Audio of show can be heard here.

Previous show on Ty2 Foundation can be found here.

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and individuals who lead by example. With acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, tune in to hear updates from with Brant Bousquet, executive director of the Hard Bargain Association. Brant will share about Ty's House, the newly renovated community center in the historic African American neighborhood in Franklin, TN. Ty's House is named about after Ty Osman, II.

Ty Osman, II, affectionately known as "Ty2" or "Lil' Ty" to many, succumbed to injuries he received on March 2, 2012. Ty was a freshman at Harding University, got out of his vehicle to assist friends who had been rear ended by another vehicle. When Ty exited his vehicle, he was hit by an oncoming car. The news of Ty's death traveled around the world. His family, his church family, and friends from every corridor of the globe have been impacted by death.

The Osman Family (Ty, Sr., Nancy, Adair and Kendall) formed a non-profit in Ty's name, Ty2 Foundation, as a lasting memorial to their beloved son and brother. While Ty's life on earth was way too short, he gave everyone around him examples on how to be a friend. He excelled at treating people right. Rich or poor, young or old, no one was a stranger to Ty. He loved being outdoors, enjoying the simple beauty of God's creation. He loved to hunt and fish as well. Ty enjoyed all types of sports from football to bowling. He ran track for Brentwood High School. Ty was known for his work ethics; he showed up early and stayed late. He touched the lives of so many with his never-ending smile and constant compassion for living life to the fullest. Before his death, Ty chose to be an organ donor. Because of his decision, eight individuals received life saving transplants after Ty's death.

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Hard Bargain 5th Annual Celebration Dinner

On Thursday, Feb. 28th Hard Bargain will host its' 5th Annual Celebration Dinner at the Factory at Franklin, Building 8. Solomon Builders and the Ty 2 Foundation will be honored for the generous gift of Ty’s House, HB's new community center and office. The evening will include entertainment by Buddy Greene and the Settles Connection, and a delicious soul food dinner catered by Constant Craving Caterers, and a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased tickets online here.  Or by mailing a check to:
Hard Bargain Association, P.O. Box 545, Franklin, TN 37065-0545.
Thursday, Feb. 28th
Factory in Franklin, Building 8
6:30pm – Doors open for Appetizers, Bar & Silent Auction
7:00pm – Dinner & program
Tickets are $75 per person

More About The Hard Bargain Association

HBA is a grassroots, non-profit organization seeking to preserve Hard Bargain, a historic African American neighborhood, which was founded over 130 years ago. The neighborhood is located on 15 acres, two square city blocks in downtown Franklin, Tennessee and totals over 80 households.

By providing affordable homes for purchase, repairing existing homes and structures, and beautifying public spaces, our vision is to help transform the neighborhood into a vibrant community to be proud of for generations to come.

HBA is working together with the residents of this historic neighborhood to restore and rebuild it into what their vision is for the neighborhood and its future. We do this by having regular community meetings, design workshops, and having residents of the neighborhood on our board of directors and advisory board. Volunteers help in various ways including doing rehab projects on homes (repairs, painting, roofing, etc…) landscaping, gardening, clean up,  fundraising events and other volunteer projects.

The emphasis is on restoring the current community and not allowing gentrification of this historic neighborhood. HBA reapirs existing homes and offers quality, affordable homes for purchase to people who have not been able to attain the dream of home ownership. This is possible with the help of donated services and materials, volunteer labor, and financial contributions.

We looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.  Hebrews 11:10

More About Ty2 Foundation

The Ty2 Foundation has been created as a lasting memorial to the life of Ty Osman, II.  Ty had a servant's heart and was a light to everyone around him.  The foundation will allow his light to shine forever and will serve the charities that profoundly impacted his life.

Ty's departure leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of those who love him, but also in the places and situations where he loved to work. Every kind word, every prayer spoken on behalf of him and his family is so deeply appreciated. But Ty's work isn't done. In his honor, the Ty2Foundation will make contributions to make sure that the good work continues. As an organ donor, Ty showed his care for others. Even through his death, he chose to give a better life to those around him. This foundation will carry that beautiful spirit far into the future.

Ty, Nancy, Adair and Kendall have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support they have received.  This foundation has been established as their way of giving back. Many people and organizations have already stepped forward to provide support. This site will frequently provide updates about the foundation's efforts to honor Ty's life, while giving the glory to our Lord.

 Photos:  Ty2 Foundation.


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