HomeAid Cares for Our House Georgia
Atlanta building industry volunteers transform dining room at shelter for homeless families.
By: HomeAid Atlanta
Led by home builder Steven Sanders-Myers, the group demolished old flooring and installed new floor tiles in Our House's large dining room. Tarkett Hospitality donated flooring and glue for the project. The work of volunteers and donations of materials provided a savings of more than $2,000 for Our House. Instead of going toward facility maintenance, these savings can benefit Our House's families by providing basic needs and programming.
This was the third time Sanders-Myers and his team from Resonate Church have volunteered with HomeAid Atlanta. In May of 2018, they completed an interior renovation over the course of six Saturdays at Wilderness Works City Camp, adding eight beds for at-risk children to attend camp. In April 2019, the group spent a Saturday installing cabinets as part of HomeAid's kitchen renovation at Rainbow Village.
Sanders-Myers said, "I believe that ALL people are my neighbors and I strive to treat everyone that way. God has given me knowledge and abilities to build houses and that is one of the most effective ways that I can help those in need."
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 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 is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.