HomeAid Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that works with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) to help Atlanta residents in need, recently partnered with the NFL Former Players Assocation (NFLPA), Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council of the GAHBA to host HomeAid Care Days.
Two of these HomeAid Care Days were held at one of Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s (DCM) Family House Transitional Program’s homes. The home was prepped for a family with five children and will become a place where the family can rebuild their lives. The Care Day team worked diligently to repair and beautify the house and the property. Repairs and upgrades, valued at approximately $7,500, were made at no cost to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry.
“As former players in the NFL, we have had wonderful opportunities and we want to help the community that we live in. A great way to do that is to take part in activities like the HomeAid Care Day as part of our Touchdown for Homes program,” said Tim Broady, Atlanta chapter president of the NFLPA. “This is the third year that we have partnered with HomeAid, and each time our members get to do a lot of meaningful work and have a fun at the same time. We hope that every family will have a nice home to live in as they rebuild their lives, particularly at the holiday season.”
An additional HomeAid Care Day was held at Tapestry Youth Ministries’ Second Chance Home in Fairburn. HomeAid Atlanta partnered with Overhead Door Company of Atlanta. Together, they assisted in repairs for Tapestry, a group serving homeless teenage mothers and their children, particularly those living in either an unstable or unsafe environment. The improvements and repairs, valued at $4,000, were completed at no cost to Tapestry Youth Ministries.
“Overhead Door Company of Atlanta has partnered with HomeAid Atlanta for three projects. Each time we work with this group, we are amazed at their abilities. These men and women bring a true desire to help others who are working to rebuild their lives,” said Jean Hilyard, program manager for HomeAid Atlanta. “In 2012, Overhead Door Company was named the HomeAid Volunteer Group of the Year. The amount of work they accomplish in one day is unbelievable, and every person who attends is a pleasure to work with. We look forward to a long relationship with this outstanding company.”
HomeAid Atlanta is a leading national provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless. Their mission is to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. For more information about HomeAid Atlanta, visit their website at www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.