Summer 2015 was very busy for HomeAid Atlanta and its supporters. Just as HomeAid wrapped up two major shelter construction projects, two more projects got underway.
On June 5, HomeAid and Builder Captain Mike Smith of Harcrest Homes celebrated completion of new a six-unit apartment building at Rainbow Village in Duluth, providing additional transitional housing for women with children. Major donors include Boral Building Products, ProBuild, Maytag Appliances/Whirlpool Corporation, James Hardie Building Products, White Rock, Inc., and Construction Resources, Inc. Several other members of the Greater Atlanta HBA supported the project, including the Professional Women in Building Council who donated interior design services, furniture, and household items.
HomeAid celebrated the completed renovation at The Drake House in Roswell on July 23 with a dedication ceremony. Builder Captain Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders and supporters of HomeAid were on hand to celebrate the new addition and total renovation project which added a new classroom facility, Teen Center, and many other improvements. Among the many project donors, Brightwater Homes contributed over $5,000 in labor by hanging all interior doors and trim during a HomeAid Care Day.
Construction is currently underway on the next phase of Phoenix Pass in Conyers. The new project will add a second eight-unit apartment building and as well as expand the community center with Builder Captain John Cooper of Cooper Homes.
A renovation project is in the beginning phases at a southwest Atlanta single-family home operated by non-profit Jesus Set the Captive Free. When complete, the house will provide shelter for six Veterans. Brian Canady of BBC Builders is the project’s volunteer Builder Captain.