HomeAid Care Day at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
Home building nonprofit recruits Lennar Atlanta volunteers to make improvements at men's shelter.
By: HomeAid Atlanta
HomeAid Care Days provide free-of-charge maintenance and repairs for nonprofit facilities that serve Atlanta's homeless population. For over 40 years, Clifton has provided emergency shelter and transitional housing for men experiencing homelessness, as well as programs, support groups, and counseling.
Over the course of the Care Day, Lennar volunteers painted the men's bathroom and later in the week, Lennar had new stall dividers delivered and installed. The hard working volunteers also rebuilt a crumbling parking lot wall, improved the shelter's monument sign, installed and painted bead board in the dining room, cleaned, organized, made other minor repairs, landscaped, and did light tree work.
The work of volunteers and Lennar's donations provided a savings of approximately $10,000 for Clifton. Leslie Prince, Chair of Clifton's board of directors said, "There is no way we can adequately thank HomeAid for your continued support for Clifton. The upgrades that you made are just fabulous! I nearly drove off the road when I saw the great brickwork the volunteers from Lennar added to the base of our monument sign. HomeAid, we know that none of this would happen without your commitment to Clifton and the homeless men who we are fortunate to serve. HomeAid, Lennar, and partners, we share our deepest appreciation – your work was just overwhelming."
In fall of 2018, HomeAid completed a renovation of Clifton's emergency shelter and window replacements at the transitional housing facility. This Care Day was HomeAid's fourth Care Day at Clifton since 2015. HomeAid Atlanta's Director of Shelter Development, Jean Hilyard, says, "HomeAid loves working with Clifton Sanctuary Ministries! Their leadership team's positive, helpful attitudes, as well as sincere appreciation for the completed work, always makes HomeAid and our partners extremely happy to help."
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 140 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.