Fall is Care Day season at HomeAid Atlanta and 2015 was one of HomeAid’s busiest yet, with six HomeAid Care Days in September and October. HomeAid Care Days are one-day, hands-on volunteer work days during which transitional housing facilities in metro Atlanta receive minor upgrades and repairs.
On September 12, HomeAid Atlanta and Overhead Door Company of Atlanta partnered together for a HomeAid Care Day to assist Clifton Sanctuary Ministries. Volunteers worked all day to complete major landscaping work, painting, and repairs at the shelter for homeless men located just east of downtown Atlanta.
On September 18, the Atlanta Remodelers Council and Professional Women in Building Atlanta partnered together at Wellspring Living in Duluth, a short-term residential care facility for young women fleeing sex trafficking. Volunteers renovated a bathroom with new flooring, vanity and commode, as well as painted, cleaned, installed cabinets, completed landscaping tasks, and performed much needed repairs throughout the facility.
CBRE and HomeAid Atlanta joined forces on September 25 at HomeStretch in Roswell, which provides temporary housing and mentoring for working homeless families with children. Painting, installing tile, landscaping work, and installing insulation made for a busy work day.
October HomeAid Care Days included a partnership with Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association members Paran Homes and Smith Douglas Homes and Touchdown for Homes (Former NFL Players Association). On October 2, these groups worked at Solomon’s Temple, which provides temporary housing to single women and women with children in Southwest Atlanta. Tasks included landscaping work, playground improvements, installation of new doors, cleaning, and minor repairs and upgrades throughout the facility.
On October 14 the HomeAid Atlanta Board of Directors volunteered at The United Methodist Children’s Home, and on October 21 HomeAid partnered with Edward Andrews Homes at Out of Darkness for the final Care Day of the year.
Special thanks to Greater Atlanta HBA members for your participation in HomeAid Care Days this fall. Your support makes it possible for HomeAid to achieve its mission of building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.