safehouse outreach

HomeAid Atlanta, the officially designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, frequently holds Care Days that help local nonprofits who assist homeless Atlantans make essential repairs and renovations with the help of volunteers and donors. These Care Days save the nonprofits thousands of dollars, which is paramount for charities that have to fight for every penny.

This past December, HomeAid Atlanta completely renovated the restrooms at SafeHouse Outreach’s downtown service center and headquarters. SafeHouse Outreach is an Atlanta nonprofit with a mission change the course of the lives of homelessness people by “providing a hand-up, not just a hand-out.”

Builder Captain Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders led construction for the project. SafeHouse provides dinner every night for approximately 150 people experiencing homelessness, and the bathroom facilities were not adapted to the numbers. The completed project now provides additional space and privacy for SafeHouse’s beneficiaries.

safehouse outreach

This project marked Longo’s third time partnering with HomeAid Atlanta. In 2015, Vince served as avolunteer Builder Captain for a project at Roswell’s The Drake House. In late 2016 and early 2017, he led a series of Care Days at SafeHouse with the Whitefield Academy Men’s Fraternity.

HomeAid provided a savings of approximately 82% of the total cost of the bathroom project. Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery donated 100% of the tile and Ferguson Enterprises donated all of the bathroom fixtures.

“It has been a tremendous honor to work with HomeAid as they helped us renovate our bathroom. I’m excited to call HomeAid and SafeHouse Outreach partners in our work to impact lives in a positive way,” said Josh Bray, CEO of SafeHouse Outreach.

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