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Young Adults Take Action by Building With Atlanta Habitat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:
Andrew Johnson
AtlantaHabitat for Humanity
Faith Relations Associate
(404) 223-5180, ext. 171
andrew.johnson@atlantahabitat.org

ATLANTA, Ga.— August 13, 2011 — Volunteers from 11 congregations and three universities will come together in Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s first-annual Young Adult Faith Build for people in their 20s and 30s. The build will include faith communities from around the city to complete a home in seven days. Build days are Saturdays and/or Sundays from Aug. 13-Oct. 1.
 
The build is sponsored by Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. These valued supporters made financial contributions to offset construction costs – such as site development, building materials and permits, and necessary licensed labor like HVAC, electrical and plumbing – and provided volunteers. Additional participants include Atlanta North Church of Seventh Day Adventists, Cascade United Methodist Church, Clairmont Presbyterian Church, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Jewish Young Professionals (through Jewish Family and Career Services), and Trinity Anglican Mission, and students from Georgia Tech, Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
 
“The Young Adult Faith Build will be another great partnership between different congregations and groups,” says Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO, Atlanta Habitat. “Our program serves more than families who purchase homes. When you’re building side by side for and with a qualified, working family who will live in the home, you build connections and friendships too.”
 
Facebook fans of the build can follow day-by-day progress on Atlanta Habitat’s Facebook Event page, and volunteers are invited to meet at Manuel’s Tavern for a social event after the build on Aug. 13.
 
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to working families. Since 1983, volunteers from corporations and from faith-based and civic organizations have worked in partnership with qualified homebuyers to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are then purchased through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,100 homes in the city of Atlanta and the metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org or call 404-223-5180.


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