Atlanta Habitat In the News2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Habitat to Open Hundreds of New ReStores
Habitat for Humanity International is going from building homes to developing its own retail business.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Names Six to Construction and Development Teams
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome six AmeriCorps members who have joined us to help forward our mission of affordable homeownership to qualified families in the city of Atlanta and surrounding area.
TechBridge Supporters Continue Commitment to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit committed to improving our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology, is pleased to announce the construction of its eighth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Eleven corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home in partnership with a qualified, working Atlanta family.
Marist Women Build Raises Wall on Its 10th Home
It’s Saturday afternoon and some 30 women wearing matching pink hardhats are lined up on the construction site in south Atlanta. The leader says, “Get ready, it’s going to take all of us. 1-2-3 lift!”
Putting Up Walls
On Saturday, as the rest of the churches assembled for a morning service, the high school students from my church were on the west side of Atlanta, just off Woodward Avenue, standing in a slightly chilly warehouse and facing a daunting task: frame out an entire four-bedroom house in one day. Which doesn’t sound too bad until you consider that the eight hours available to us were for building all of the walls (interior and exterior) from scratch, hauling said walls to the build site, and then attaching said walls to the floor decking.