HomeAid Cares for Rainbow Village
Atlanta building industry volunteers make major improvements at Duluth shelter for homeless families.
By: HomeAid Atlanta
This project provided a savings of over $10,000, more than 70% of the retail project value, for Rainbow Village. Thanks to the generosity of Bradley Hall and the following individuals and organizations that supported the project through in-kind or financial donations:
· H & H Electric and Security, LLC
· Larry Hughes Plumbing
· Moda Floors and Interiors
· ProSource Wholesale - Marietta
· Resonate Church Atlanta Members
· Steven-Sanders Myers
· White Rock Drywall
On April 12th, HomeAid put the finishing touches on the project, and much more, thanks to volunteers from several organizations. Volunteers from BrightView, Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Kennesaw State University's National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter, and Granite & Cabinet Direct gathered at Rainbow Village for a HomeAid Care Day, a one-day, hands-on workday. Care Days provide much-needed facility maintenance and repairs free-of-charge or at very low cost for HomeAid partner organizations.
BrightView contributed design services and 20 volunteers to create a new grassy recreation area for children and families to play. Additionally, they donated trees, shrubs, and sod for the project. All event volunteers worked together to paint and deep clean the unit that received kitchen repairs, as well as painting in administrative offices.
The Care Day provided an additional savings of approximately $17,000 for Rainbow Village, thanks to the volunteer efforts and donations from Sherwin-Williams and BrightView.
These savings will be used to help Rainbow Village empower people like Emily and her family to achieve self-sufficiency. Emily was a victim of abuse who fled with her two children to Rainbow Village. There, she received a warm welcome and overwhelming support. Now a graduate, she is on her way to purchasing her own home. "I know that anything I really want to achieve, I can, even if I struggle. Being a single mom is hard, but with help from Rainbow Village it just doesn't seem as hard as before," she said.
HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 120 projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes, and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.