HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and the Whitefield Academy Men’s Fraternity recently teamed up to complete a series of HomeAid Care Days at SafeHouse Outreach, an Atlanta nonprofit with a mission to effect real change in the lives of those in the margins of society by providing a hand-up, not just a hand-out.
Throughout three Saturdays in November and December, the two groups worked close to 300 man hours in preparing Safehouse for a complete renovation. Budget Dumpster donated three dumpsters for use during the Care Days.
HomeAid will complete a total renovation of the apartment building and a single-family home owned by Safehouse in 2017 to providehousing for more than 17 homeless individuals participating in Safehouse’s Career Development Program as well as program staff housing.
“It has been a tremendous honor working with Whitefield
Academy and HomeAid as they have taken the lead to organize and facilitate three work days,” said Executive Director of Safehouse Outreach Josh Bray. “I’m excited to have such support from Whitefield Academy, HomeAid and SafeHouse Outreach to partner in our work to impact lives in a positive way.”
Remarking on the fact that Whitefield, HomeAid and SafeHouse share similar missions and principles, Shawn Ryan, volunteer and member of the Whitefield Academy’s Men’s Fraternity said, “It has been a blessing for Whitefield dads to come together with HomeAid and SafeHouse to lend time and know that the purpose and goal are very much in the heart of Christ – transforming lives.”
Celebrating 20 years in Smyrna, Georgia, Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for students Pre-K4 to 12. The fathers of those students who actively support and participate in the mission of the school, make up the Men’s Fraternity group. The members meet weekly to fellowship and strengthen each other in large and small group interaction. Visit WhitefieldAcademy.com to learn more.
HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2001, that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as community building industry organizations, to assist people experiencing temporarily homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 60 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more. Learn more at HomeAidAtlanta.org.