HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, had a busy summer, filled with projects and Care Days.
HomeAid’s project at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries (Clifton) in Atlanta is underway with volunteer Builder Captain Pat Morgan of First Street Builders. Clifton serves homeless men through emergency shelter, transitional housing, and programs to help them transition to stability. Work on the shelter will include total renovations to both Clifton’s emergency shelter and transitional facilities.
HomeAid Atlanta is proud to announce a new Care Project that will kick-off soon, led by Builder Captain James MacDowell of Unique Homes & Renovations. The project will provide much-needed renovations for Jesus Set the Captive Free’s (JSCF) home on Dill Avenue in Atlanta, serving men working to rebuild their lives after incarceration. This is the second project HomeAid will have completed for JSCF this year. In May, volunteer Builder Captain Brian Canady of BBC Builders completed construction on HomeAid’s first Veterans-only project, a major renovation of a home for JSCF that will serve six formerly incarcerated US Veterans working to rebuild their lives.
In addition to projects, HomeAid completed five Care Days at Haven ATL’s new drop-in center over the course of the summer. Haven ATL, a program of the Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta, is dedicated to serving women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation through prevention, education, case management, and outreach. In June, HomeAid partnered with BrightView, Juneau Construction Company, and Overhead Door Company of Atlanta to make major improvements to the grounds, correction of storm water flooding issues, adding walls for a new office, painting, and more, over the course of three Care Days. In August, HomeAid partnered with CalAtlantic Homes over two days to build a pergola, pressure wash and stained an exterior fence, installed new flooring and drywall and painted the new finished walls.
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homeless-ness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 85 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.