Building industry nonprofit HomeAid Atlanta recently celebrated the completion of its fifth major project at Roswell’s The Drake House (TDH). The project consisted of plumbing repairs and restoration to support the housing and enrichment programs for mothers and children experiencing homelessness in the northern metro area.
Throughout nine metro counties, HomeAid Atlanta partners with organizations to assist individuals experiencing or at risk for homelessness. The nonprofit’s partnership with TDH began in 2006 during the renovation of two apartment buildings and the first-ever housing crisis for women in north Fulton County.
To date, HomeAid Atlanta and The Drake House have completed 10 HomeAid Care Days and five major build projects that result in $1.9 million in construction value. The projects also saved the organization over $1 million in construction costs.
In May 2021, HomeAid Atlanta began a plumbing repair and restoration project to replace failing pipes in the two original apartment buildings. Other repairs included installing new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, flooring, new lighting and a fresh coat of paint in all units.
“We had a major flood in four of the units in one building, so we turned to our long-time partners at HomeAid to help us,” said Nesha Mason, Executive Director at TDH.
Through incredible support from industry partners, HomeAid Atlanta completed the project and saved the organization much-needed funds:
- Lennar signed on as the HomeAid Atlanta Builder Captain, leading the restoration project.
- R.S. Andrews removed and replaced all the cast iron pipes with PVC.
- North GA Inliners donated plumbing services for road-to-building pipes.
- Volunteers from Harrison Homes, Ashton Woods Homes and Northview Church provided crucial assistance in the demolition process.
The December ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the impactful project and provided a festive finish to a momentous 20th anniversary year! Speakers at the ceremony included United States Representative Lucy McBath, Fulton County Commissioners Liz Hausman and Bob Elis, and others.
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years of service here in metro Atlanta than coming back to one of our first projects and ensuring that it can provide a home to mothers and children in crisis for years to come,” said Lori Rousseau, 2021 HomeAid Atlanta Board President.
Through in-kind donations of labor and materials from industry donors, HomeAid Atlanta assists individuals experiencing or at risk for homelessness by building and maintaining housing and programmatic facilities for reputable nonprofit organizations across the metro area. HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 140 projects to serve victims of domestic violence, teens, mothers and veterans.
For more information on how your organization can partner with HomeAid Atlanta to give nonprofit organizations across the metro area a “facelift,” visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.