HomeAid Atlanta, The Drake House and volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Properties recently celebrated the dedication of newly completed apartment buildings that comprise The Drake Village. The two eight-unit apartment buildings at The Drake Village, which are located adjacent to The Drake House’s existing crisis housing complex, received major renovations in partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, O’Dwyer Properties and many generous donors. This project more than doubled The Drake House’s capacity to serve women and their children experiencing homelessness, going from 44 beds to 100 beds, providing a home for many new families working to rebuild their lives.
In total, HomeAid Atlanta has now completed three major renovations and five Care Days at The Drake House, saving the organziation more than $636,000 in construction costs! HomeAid Atlanta Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer completed two of the major renovations, adding all of the beds now utilized at The Drake House and The Drake Village. O’Dwyer constructed additions to both ends of one of the apartment buildings at The Drake Village, adding eight extra bedrooms to ensure ample room for families. O’Dwyer also renovated the interior of each unit within that building. The updates continued with new siding, insulation, windows, water heaters and HVAC systems for both buildings.
“When people ask me why I chose to do another major project at with HomeAid for The Drake House my answer is, because I can,” said Dan O’Dwyer during the dedication ceremony. “I have been blessed and am able to give back to others in need. I have a wonderful staff that supported me throughout the project, and contractors and suppliers who provided donations in order to make it a success. It is evident to me that this is the hand of God. We are all called to give as we can, some of us can give more than others. God bless everyone that assisted with this project.”
In addition to O’Dwyer Properties, HomeAid Atlanta and The Drake House send enormous thanks to project donors:
A & W Contracting, AEC Engineering, Ariel E. Barrientos, BMC, BMH Supply, Blind Creations, Catamount Construction, Checkered Flag Plumbing, Charles Curtis, Contract Lumber, Dane Contracting, DeckSource, Dutch Masters Painting, Ferguson Enterprises, GE Appliances, Georgia Home Products, Grogan’s Sani-Services, Helios Engineers, Juan Hernandez, Highridge Grading, IES Residential, The Interior Partners, James Hardie Building Products, Keystone Concrete Foundations, Ninfa Mayorga, Metro Building Products, Mohawk, Pace Drywall, Paulson Baudry & Associates, Phoenix Systems, Progressive Lighting, Pulley & Associates, Randall Paulson Architects, SEI Group, Sherwin-Williams, Sherwin-Williams Flooring, Soil Tek Solutions, Staton Heating & Air, Superior Distribution, Timberlake Cabinetry, Unlimited Landscaping, Vulcan Construction Materials, Wildcat Paving, William J. Peltier & Associates, Woodman Insulation, and Joe Zander.
For more information on HomeAid Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.