Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, HomeAid Atlanta surpassed another incredible milestone by completing its 100th Care Day. Since 2008, HomeAid Care Days have provided nearly $840,000 in upgrades, repairs and free facility maintenance for organizations across the metro area that arrange housing services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
On September 10, volunteers from HomeAid Atlanta partnered with Jerusalem House, an organization that supports low-income and homeless individuals affected by HIV/AIDs to provide landscaping and general grounds maintenance by nearly 40 volunteers.
“This Care Day milestone is only possible because of the many caring and hardworking people who have volunteered with us over the years,” said HomeAid Atlanta Director of Community Engagement, Karen McLane. “This was our second Care Day at Jerusalem House and we are honored to partner with such an amazing organization to help give struggling families a little encouragement and beauty in their lives”
Volunteers from SouthState Bank, Brand Vaughan Lumber and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association provided over $8,100 in savings. By providing free services for building maintenance and repairs, organizations can refocus funds to better serve the families and individuals they serve.
An inspiring example of the 100th Care Day’s impact is the life-changing support provided for Natalie, a mother of three, and her son Kevin, an aspiring engineer. Natalie knows the power of education, and when Kevin discovered a summer enrichment program at Georgia Tech, she struggled with the potential program costs. When she approached Jerusalem House for assistance, Natalie discovered all costs were covered thanks to the money the organization saved after the organization partnered with HomeAid Atlanta.
Janice Harris-Corry, Jerusalem House Senior Vice President said, “We were pleased to be able to assist this family and make it possible for Kevin to participate in a program of this caliber. The opportunity for him to be exposed to new ideas and new ways of learning is priceless.”
Your organization can get involved with HomeAid Care Days to help housing facilities in metro Atlanta get a “facelift.” For more information on Care Days and to learn more about HomeAid Atlanta’s impact and discover volunteer opportunities, visit www.homeaidatlanta.org.