In a recent HomeAid Care Day, HomeAid Atlanta partnered with SafeHouse Outreach to provide a fresh coat of paint and brand-new lighting for the organization. HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit that partners with organizations across metro Atlanta to support those at risk or enduring homelessness. Care Day participants provided repairs, free upgrades and maintenance for the organization located in downtown Atlanta to bolster its mission to transition people from homelessness to stable, independent living.
On February 26, Whitefield Academy and Vincent Longo Custom Builders volunteers painted an onsite dormitory. The structure supplies housing for out-of-town groups assisting SafeHouse Outreach with relational ministry and work-based projects. Donations of supplies and labor, including a generous contribution of paint from Sherwin Williams, provided nearly $4,000 in savings for the organization.
“We appreciated every artist channeling their inner Picasso to bring new life to this facility with a fresh coat of paint,” said Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders, who encouraged his staff and network of friends to spend the day with HomeAid at SafeHouse.
Longo and his friends from Whitefield Academy have been longtime supporters of SafeHouse Outreach, consistently providing much-needed assistance. In 2016, Longo and the Whitefield Men’s Fraternity spent three Saturdays and a total of 300 volunteer hours accomplishing demolition work for an apartment building scheduled for renovation. In 2017, his team also participated in the total renovation of the organization’s restroom amenities.
“We were so excited to have our friends from HomeAid Atlanta, Vincent Longo Custom Builders, and Whitefield Academy back on our campus helping us get ready to host groups again. In our effort to provide a quality and dignified service experience to people experiencing homelessness, we must do the same for our volunteers and mission teams. We haven’t been able to utilize the bunk rooms for volunteers for over two years due to the pandemic. We’re hosting our first outreach group on March 6, so this generous donation of painting and new lighting came just in time,” said Josh Bray, SafeHouse Executive Director.
The designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders’ Association (GAHBA), HomeAid Atlanta has been supporting those experiencing or at risk of homelessness for over 20 years. Discover how your company can give nonprofit organizations across metro Atlanta a facelift by visiting www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.