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HomeAid Atlanta and three Atlanta-area businesses recently partnered for a series of Care Days at Haven ATL, the Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking center. BrightView Landscaping Company, Juneau Construction Company and Overhead Door Company of Atlanta each contributed efforts to improving and repairing the grounds and facilities at Haven ATL.

On June 6, BrightView Landscaping Company, a national partner of HomeAid America, joined HomeAid to improve the grounds at Haven ATL’s drop-in center. Juneau Construction Company partnered with HomeAid on June 9 to repair storm water damage, add new office walls and repaint. Finally, Overhead Door Company of Atlanta added walls and stained the exterior fence on June 10.

Through the efforts of HomeAid Atlanta and its partners, Haven ATL was spared $20,000 in expenses, including donations from BMC, Sherwin-Williams and The Home Depot.

“These groups made a huge impact at the facility, getting it much closer to opening its doors and serving women who desperately need assistance in order to escape the sex trafficking industry,” said Jean Hilyard of HomeAid Atlanta. “HomeAid Atlanta is honored to work with BrightView, Juneau Construction Company, and Overhead Door Company of Atlanta. Companies that promote volunteerism are so important in the fight against homelessness and for the people starting new lives.”

HomeAid Atlanta is seeking volunteers for one of their many scheduled Care Days. HomeAid Care Days allow local nonprofits to save money on repairs and improvements by using volunteers to complete the necessary work. Care Days are scheduled every month for the rest of the year. To schedule a Care Day, contact HomeAid Atlanta here.

Haven ATL, founded in 2011 by the Salvation Army, is dedicated to serving women who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation through prevention, education, case management and outreach. The community center facilitates outreach, assists with job training and education and offers group therapy and trauma-focused counseling services as needed. Learn more about how to help at www.HavenATL.org.

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 76 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 at www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.

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