(L-R) HomeAid board member Shane Roach of Village Square Homes, HomeAid board president Kevin Aycock of Kevin Aycock Homes, and Doug Ogden of Mulhern & Kulp Structural Engineers visit Clifton Sanctuary Ministries in March to determine the scope of the work needed.
John Wieland (Right) with HomeAid Atlanta board and staff at the 2016 Good Friday breakfast.
Donations of baby items for the 15th Annual Essentials Drive began arriving at HomeAid in March. Thousands of baby items were collected through May 4 and donated to local nonprofits serving homeless families.

Georgia Home Builders Support HomeAid Atlanta

HomeAid Atlanta continues to build new lives for Atlanta’s homeless families and individuals thanks to the generosity of Georgia’s home building industry. In spring of 2016, HomeAid was the proud recipient of a major donation, wrapped up its annual Essentials Drive, announced that two new build projects are in the works, as well as neared completion of two major build projects.

In March, HomeAid was featured at legendary Atlanta home builder John Wieland’s annual Good Friday breakfast at the Mansour Center in Marietta. In addition to being featured at the breakfast, HomeAid Atlanta was also the recipient of a $25,000 donation from Mr. Wieland in support of its mission to build new lives for Atlanta’s homeless individuals though housing and community outreach.

At the end of April, HomeAid held its 15th Annual Essentials Drive to collect baby items for homeless babies and their mothers in honor of Mother’s Day. This year’s Essentials Drive was supported by more than 30 Atlanta businesses and organizations. Thousands of diapers, baby wipes, and baby formula were collected and distributed in partnership with UPS to Atlanta nonprofits serving homeless families just before Mother’s Day.

Also this spring, HomeAid announced that two new projects will soon break ground. One of the two is Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, an Atlanta shelter serving homeless men through emergency shelter, transitional housing, and programs including case management, support groups, and counseling. Work on the shelter will begin later this year and will include total renovations to both the emergency shelter and transitional facilities. The second, a tentative project in partnership with The Salvation Army, is in the discussion phase. The Salvation Army’s Haven Atlanta program is in need of a new facility to assist victims of sex trafficking to rebuild their lives. Current HBAG President, Neal Davis of Neal Davis Homes, is in discussions to lead the effort to provide a drop-in center to assist these victims.

In May, HomeAid reached the final stages of construction on two major build projects. John Cooper of Cooper Homes led the construction of a new eight-unit apartment building and renovations on the community center at Phoenix Pass in Conyers to serve homeless women and children in Rockdale County. Additionally, HomeAid’s first veterans-only project is nearing completion. Brian Canady of BBC Builders led the total renovation of a southwest Atlanta home for nonprofit Jesus Set the Captive Free. This house will allow six formerly incarcerated veterans to move in and rebuild their lives.

HomeAid Atlanta’s mission is to build new lives for Atlanta’s homeless families and

individuals through housing and community outreach. Visit HomeAid’s new-for-2016 website

www.homeaidatlanta.orgor email info@homeaidatlanta.orgto find out how you can build

new lives for Atlanta’s homeless.