HomeAid Builds New Lives in Southwest Atlanta

Renovation provides a place for homeless men to rebuild their lives.
 
 
Ribbon Cutting at Dill Avenue on January 26, 2018.
Ribbon Cutting at Dill Avenue on January 26, 2018.
 
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ATLANTA - Jan. 30, 2018 - PRLog -- Supporters of HomeAid Atlanta and Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF) celebrated the completion of a HomeAid Care Project, a triplex renovation on Dill Avenue in southwest Atlanta, with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony­ on Friday, January 26.

HomeAid Care Projects are small renovation projects that provide big savings for organizations offering services and support to Atlanta's homeless population. Volunteer Builder Captain James MacDowell of Unique Homes & Renovations led the renovation of the Dill Avenue triplex, which will now ­­serve as a transitional living facility for formerly incarcerated homeless men as they work rebuild their lives.  The building will also house a food pantry and clothing closet for the transitional homes operated by JSCF. The HomeAid project provided a total savings of more than $13,000 for JSCF, whose mission is to empower homeless and previously incarcerated men, including veterans, with education, emotional, and faith-based support.

In addition to project oversight and the hands-on work and donations of James MacDowell and his crew, many volunteers and donors provided support. On December 11, 2017, HomeAid Atlanta welcomed volunteers from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) for a HomeAid Care Day at the Dill Avenue triplex. Volunteers cleaned the units, completed final painting tasks, and hung blinds in preparation for welcoming the home's new residents. MBAG's Care Day was held in conjunction with HomeAid's Stock the House Drive, which garnered donations of housewares for the home, including dishes, small appliances, towels, and much more.  Thanks to the community members who contributed, merchandise donations totaled approximately $2,000.

Additional financial support and donations of building materials and services were generously provided by:

·          Advantage Security

·          Air Conditioning Experts

·          Alpha Land Services

·          Bachman Properties

·          Bill & Debbie Barta

·          BMC East LLC

·          Claud Flemming Carpet, Inc.

·          DJ Flooring

·          Elvir Construction LLC

·          Garner Plumbing

·          GreenStar Waste

·          Dr. Frederick MacDowell, Jr.

·          Lifecycle Building Center

·          Michael Halron

·          Melissa McCollum

·          Northwest Exterminating

·          PalmerHouse Properties

·          Peachtree Cabinets

·          Pestban, Inc

·          Michael Ray

·          Team Design

·          The Housing Group, Inc.

·          Way's (Electric) Enterprises

HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 85 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more: www.homeaidatlanta.org.

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