HomeAid Atlanta announced its 2017 Builder of the Year, Trade Partner of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year during the Greater Atlanta HBA and HomeAid Atlanta Installation and Awards Program on January 26. Each winner exhibited selfless dedication to HomeAid’s mission and gave generously of their time and resources. The winners were integral to HomeAid’s success in 2017:
•• 2017 Builder of the Year –Jim Chapman, Jim Chapman Communities
•• 2017 Trade Partner of the Year –Ferguson Enterprises
•• 2017 Volunteer of the Year –Northwest Exterminating Good Deeds Team
In project news, supporters of HomeAid and Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF) celebrated the completion of a Care Project, a triplex renovation on Dill Avenue in Atlanta, with an open house and ribbon cutting on January 26. Volunteer Builder Captain James MacDowell of Unique Homes & Renovations led construction, which now serves as a transitional living facility for formerly incarcerated homeless men, including veterans, as they work rebuild their lives.
HomeAid’s total renovation at The Drake Village in Roswell is coming along nicely thanks to volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Homes. This project will more than double The Drake House’s capacity adding 56 beds to serve homeless women with children in north Fulton County.
Steve Brock of Brock Built Homes is currently serving as volunteer Builder Captain for HomeAid’s total renovation of an apartment building at Making A Way Housing. When completed, this project will add 16 new beds for homeless individuals in southwest Atlanta.
Additionally, HomeAid just secured a builder captain to expand House of Dawn’s Transitional Housing Program for young and expectant mothers facing homelessness. Doug Cotter of Cotter Properties will lead the effort to add capacity for four more mothers and babies at House of Dawn’s existing facility in Jonesboro.