HomeAid Atlanta recently partnered with the Community Associations Institute Georgia chapter (CAI) for two HomeAid Care Days to repair MUST Ministries’ Elizabeth Inn Shelter. The shelter received repairs valued at $50,000.

MUST Ministries’ Elizabeth Inn provides food, clothing, shelter, employment assistance, support groups and more to people in need. Money that would have been spent on repairing and improving the shelter will now fund the variety of programs Elizabeth Inn offers.

On May 12 and May 19, volunteers worked to improve the shelter by pressure washing, painting, replacing rotten wood on office trailers, cleaning and organizing, repairing, resealing and restriping the parking lot, building a custom closet, rebuilding the handicap ramp and stairs, landscaping the children’s playground with safer mulch, adding a large, interactive original piece of artwork to the children’s playground and more.

“MUST Ministries has truly been blessed with the outpouring of support from HomeAid, CAI–Georgia, and all the volunteers who turned out to spruce up the MUST Ministries Elizabeth Inn homeless shelter campus.  As our CEO Dr. Ike Reighard said during the dedication of the mural, volunteers like these are the reason MUST is able to serve over 30,000 individuals annually,” said Howard Cox, MUST Ministries’ Development Officer.

“The CAI-Georgia – HomeAid Care Days had the largest impact on the campus I’ve seen in the five years I’ve been here,” said David Ladnak, MUST Ministries’ Director of Facilities Operations.

HomeAid Atlanta is seeking volunteers for one of their many scheduled Care Days. HomeAid Care Days allow local nonprofits to save money on repairs and improvements by using volunteers to complete the necessary work. Care Days are scheduled every month for the rest of the year. To schedule a Care Day, contact HomeAid Atlanta here.

HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 76 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.

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