HomeAid Atlanta volunteers recently completed a stunning transformation at Trinity Community Ministries in downtown Atlanta. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides free upgrades, repairs and facility maintenance for organizations across the metro area that aid individuals and families on the brink of or suffering from homelessness. The mission of Trinity Community Ministries is to help homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.
A team of 30 volunteers came together to provide a fresh coat of paint to the three-story facility. Volunteering organizations included Evans General Contractors, Meritage Homes, the Kennesaw State University Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (KSU NAHB), Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG), the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and GAHBA staff.
Other donations included lunch provided by Northwest Exterminating, 50 gallons of paint, courtesy of Evans General Contractors, as well as tree removal and trimming services by Arborguard Tree Specialists. Members of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Georgia Chapter purchased 10 much-needed tables and 75 chairs, which were high on the Trinity wish list. CAI members, Russell Landscaping and Outdoor Solutions Group overhauled the outdoor area for Trinity residents.
During a second Care Day at Trinity, volunteers from Juneau Construction Company completed necessary paintwork to revitalize a workout room, a laundry room and two hallways. The calming paint selections create a relaxing, uniform look throughout the historic structure. Volunteers also replaced various ceiling tiles to promote the integrity of the building.
The work provided by HomeAid Atlanta and the generous donations of supplies and time by volunteers and Atlanta-based organizations provided nearly $22,000 in savings. The savings can directly help the men who call Trinity home, instead of going toward building maintenance.
For over 30 years, Trinity has partnered with men in the metro area to transform their lives through essential support and structure provided by the organization. Dr. Bakari Vickerson, an Atlanta native and Morehouse College graduate, received crucial support from Trinity to work toward his GED and a brighter future.
Today, Dr. Vickerson serves as the intake psychiatrist at Grady Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic and assistant professor at the School of Medicine at Morehouse College. Dedicated to giving back to his community, Vickerson regularly provides counseling services, medication and mental health support to current Trinity clients. He was also a former member of the Trinity Community Ministries board.
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