HomeAid Atlanta Performs HomeAid Cares Day at My House (home for medically fragile infants)

HomeAid Atlanta performs needed repairs and upgrades at My House - a home for medically fragile infants and toddlers who would be homeless without My House - the first licensed child care home in Cherokee county.
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Aug. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- CANTON, GA – Repairs and upgrades are complete at My House, a home built by HomeAid Atlanta in 2007.  My House, a nonprofit organization, is Cherokee County’s first licensed child caring home for homeless children, serving medically fragile infants and toddlers who have nowhere to turn.  In partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, O’Dwyer Homes served as the leader for the HomeAid Cares Day at My House.  HomeAid Atlanta assists care providers such as My House in constructing and maintaining transitional housing facilities by mobilizing members of the local homebuilding industry to donate their time, talents and materials.

In addition to painting and small repairs throughout the home, HomeAid Atlanta built an 8’ storage and seating bench for the home, fixed broken faucets, installed a lighting fixture, installed door kick plates, added chair railing, fixed two broken doors, replaced thresholds, and stained the deck.  

“Many people pulled together to make this project possible and all who participated worked diligently throughout the day,” said Jean Hilyard, program manager for HomeAid Atlanta.

Donna Carson, My House’s director says, “HomeAid is incredible! The house looks better than it did when we moved in for the first time.  Thank you so much for your wonderful work to help us keep the house working and safe and comfortable for the children.  HomeAid is so special to My House and has been part of us from almost our first year of being.  We wouldn't have a home were it not for HomeAid.  The150 little ones we’ve served thank you for making sure that they have a home, and a pretty one at that.”

The following companies partnered with HomeAid Atlanta and O’Dwyers Homes on August 10, 2012 to complete the HomeAid Cares Day: Redmont Homes, Builders II, LeMay Electric, Via Viridis Green Solutions, North American Deck and Railing Association, Chick-fil-A, Key Way Construction, Pace Drywall, Checkered Flag Plumbing, and several community volunteers.

About HomeAid Atlanta:
HomeAid Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and is a local chapter of HomeAid, a leading provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless. The HomeAid mission is to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. This is accomplished through the donation of construction services and materials from members of the home building industry. For more information, visit http://www.homeaidatlanta.org.

About My House:
Founded in 1999, My House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a loving and nurturing environment for medically fragile infants who, while ready to leave the hospital, cannot be discharged due to complex social situations, such as abusive or drug addicted parents.  My House, a long-term transitional home, provides a warm and caring atmosphere for these children to come home to until plans for permanent housing have been made. Full-time staff and volunteers also make sure these babies’ medical and developmental needs are met, giving them the stability they need to survive. For more information, visit http://www.myhouseweb.org.
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