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Atlanta Habitat In the News

  2014

Delta building Habitat homes in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Delta Air Lines Inc. employees will build or renovate single-family homes with Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles.
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Aaron's and Warrick Dunn Charities Surprise 100th "Homes for the Holidays" Single-Parent with House Full of Furniture


ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, in a surprise unveiling Tuesday, filled the home presented to single mom Kimberly Lofton and her daughters with furniture including three bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a TV and computer, and a fully-stocked pantry as part of Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) Homes for the Holidays program.
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Helping Families Realize Homeownership Through Atlanta Habitat for Humanity


ATLANTAThis year marks a great milestone for us at Georgia-Pacific. We’re proud to have recently completed building the 25th home we’ve sponsored through Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
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Execs Build Habitat for Humanity Home


ATLANTA -  Executives from 12 area corporations are turning in their business suits for hard hats over the next few weeks to build a home for a family in need.
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Atlanta Furnace Repair Company Gives Back to the Community through Volunteerism and Charitable Donations


 ATLANTA -  Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity build and hosted an employee fundraiser benefiting the Norcross Cooperative Ministry.
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Volunteers brave the cold to build Habitat Homes with Clark Howard


 ATLANTA -   Despite the cold temperatures, an army of volunteers showed up in full force to erect Habitat for Humanity homes in Southwest Atlanta Thursday. Volunteers constructed the homes from the ground up.
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Industry Leaders Partner with RCRE 2014 in Atlanta

 ATLANTA -  The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), The American Institute of Architects Georgia (AIA Georgia), the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Georgia chapters of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Southface’s EarthCraft program join international trade show company, NürnbergMesse, to launch the Residential Construction and Remodeling Expo 2014 (RCRE) on October 7- 9, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
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2013

Habitat for Humanity Puts Up a Home Every Four Minutes

ATLANTA - Habitat for Humanity is marking a major milestone this week in Atlanta. The non-profit organization is building its 800,000th home. The international organization tapped its Atlanta chapter with the honor of raising the walls to the home. Volunteers came out Wednesday for the build despite the rain earlier in the morning.
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Habitat for Humanity Milestone: 800,000th Home


Past and present Habitat for Humanity International Board members hold the wall they raised in place while it is secured. It is the 800,000th house that the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired worldwide. According the the organization, an estimated 4 million people have improved their living conditions through Habitat's housing solutions since the organization was founded in 1976. The milestone home is located in Atlanta Habitat's neighborhood of Verbena Place, where 14 homes have been built by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, with plans to construct 38 more. Habitat for Humanity says it is on track to build, renovate, repair or improve 1 million homes by the end of 2015.
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800,000th Milestone Home


"It's such an honor to be a part of this milestone celebration with Habitat for Humanity International," said Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. "We couldn't be more proud to be among the 2,300 affiliates globally, working together with families, volunteers and donors to build affordable, quality homes. Atlanta Habitat looks forward to seeing the impact in 2015, not just locally, but in our communities around the world."
With an average of five people per Habitat home, this milestone house represents an estimated 4 million people who have improved their living conditions through Habitat's housing solutions in the more than 70 countries around the world where Habitat works.

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Habitat for Humanity raises walls on its 800,000th milestone home

ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, supporters and Habitat for Humanity global leaders raised the walls on the 800,000th home the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired around the world since its founding in 1976. The home is being built by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
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Habitat for Humanity to Raise its 800,000th Home, Wednesday on Verbena Place

Habitat for Humanity will mark a major milestone Wednesday as it raises walls on the 800,000th house that the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired worldwide. We are fortunate in Cascade Patch that the organization has decided to choose our city for this significant accomplishment.
The milestone home is located in Atlanta Habitat’s neighborhood of Verbena Place.

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The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $250,000 Gift

The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. The grant will support Atlanta Habitat’s $12 million “It Starts at Home” capital campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of a new, environmentally sustainable headquarters building. The gift will also support the construction of a new, expanded ReStore. 
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Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 30 Years of Service

The Northwest Interfaith Build Group of Atlanta, Georgia helps Habitat for Humanity build quality homes in Greater Atlanta. Jessica Harkness and her son, Jaden, are the recipients of one of those homes. The NWIB group is made of volunteers from different faiths and cultures, who come together in a humanitarian effort to build homes for lower income families, seniors, and the physically challenged.
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Clark Howard in Habitat World

“When I get connected to something,” says Habitat house sponsor Clark Howard, “I stay connected to it.” 

This spring, Howard sponsored his 50th Habitat house out of his own pocket.
 
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TechBridge Celebrates Completion of 9th Annual Tech Community Habitat for Humanity House

TechBridge, a nonprofit that leverages technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community, is pleased to announce the completion of its ninth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Keys were turned over to the new homebuyer at the June 20, 2013, dedication ceremony for the home.
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Blank Family of Businesses Set for Fifth All Associates Day

Hard-working volunteers from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers, PGA TOUR Superstores, AMB Group, and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will be landscaping and painting at KIPP WAYS Academy in the Washington Park community of Atlanta. Other Blank associates will be taking part in the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s “Brush With Kindness” program, where they will make minor repairs and assist in the exterior painting of five homes in the English Avenue neighborhood.
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Dunwoody UMC Teams up With Fellow Church to Build Habitat for Humanity Homes

Volunteers from Dunwoody United Methodist Church joined forces with volunteers from 22 other United Methodist churches, including Mt. Gilead UMC to break ground on two Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Homes in southwest Atlanta.
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Clark Howard Reaches Milestone with Atlanta Habitat


In January 1996, consumer advocate Clark Howard found a special way to celebrate the New Year–– he sponsored a house with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. By 2000, he was building several houses each year, and on Saturday, Howard will begin construction on his 50th quality, green Habitat home.
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Atlanta Interfaith Build


The Mayes family are no strangers to Habitat. Grandmother Peggy has lived in her Habitat house for more than 15 years, and sister Tamiko and other family members have partnered with Habitat, as well. Brothers Willie and Jamarcus knew how the process worked and were excited about building their own new home, but they didn’t expect the extra “new” it would bring them. The Mayes brothers’ house is the focus of an interfaith build event coordinated by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta.
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Atlanta Habitat In the News - 2012
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