As a Gold Sponsor of HomeAid Atlanta, Builders Club Rewards joins a host of other industry businesses who together serve HomeAid’s mission of building transitional housing for the region’s homeless population. To achieve their mission, HomeAid Atlanta relies solely on volunteers, financial contributions and material and labor donations. Builders Club is honored to support HomeAid Atlanta, and we invite you to learn more about this dynamic organization and encourage you to get involved.
Unlike any time in America’s history, today’s homeless are primarily children, women and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today’s homeless are not the people seen on the street. They are the “invisible homeless” who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances (e.g. job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, foreclosure or a medical condition)—situations that could affect anyone. In fact, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of today’s homeless population are women, children and families that experience a life-altering event driving them to homelessness.
Think for a moment about the following situations—the mother who left an abusive relationship to protect her children, the father who moved his family to a transitional housing facility because he had to choose between rent and his child’s cancer medicine, the pregnant teen living on the streets because she has nowhere to go and no one to turn to, the medically fragile infant with no family to care for her, the family without a home because everything was lost in a tornado… these are the people served by HomeAid Atlanta.
HomeAid Atlanta builds transitional housing facilities that serve temporarily, or transitionally, homeless families and individuals, which include:
- Victims of domestic violence
- Pregnant teens
- Abused and abandoned children
- At-risk and runaway teens
- Medically fragile infants
- Families experiencing temporary job loss
- Victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes
Typically, these are people who simply need a second chance to get back on their feet—a temporary place to regroup, catch their breath and regain lives of self-sufficiency. HomeAid Atlanta truly helps those who want to help themselves, offering a hand up, not a hand out.
That’s why HomeAid builds and maintains dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. However, HomeAid can’t do it alone – please consider the getting involved in one of the following ways:
- Be a Builder Captain – Currently need a builder captain for a renovation project this fall (house for homeless veteran and family)
- Donate Materials
- Donate Labor
- Special Events or Care Days
- Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament
- Corporate Sponsor or Individual Donor
- Assist with PR and Marketing Efforts