Welcome to the Family, Melinda!

When members of 19 churches representing nearly a dozen faiths and interdenominational groups come together and add a hardworking Atlanta Habitat homebuyer to the mix, it equals a whole new family.

During her home dedication in September 2017, new Atlanta Habitat homebuyer Melinda M.  says she couldn’t believe how much people can care even when they don’t really know you. “It’s like having more aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters— it’s just been such a great experience!” Melinda recalls of the eight days spent building her new home alongside faith community volunteers.

Hear more of Melinda’s story and the gratitude she expresses to sponsors of Atlanta Habitat’s annual Pope Francis House build that include: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Notre Dame Academy, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Building Communities First, Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Congregation Bet Haverim, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta,  Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Baptist Church, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta Peacemaking Partnership, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and  Shia Imami Ismaili Council for SE USA.