Category Archives: General Interest

Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

Artists and entertainers’ Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon to support Habitat for Humanity’s recovery efforts  Funds raised during “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon” will help Habitat assist more families to repair or rebuild their homes Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey will get a boost as one of six beneficiaries…
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Hillgrove Wins State Farm Matching Grant

I’m thrilled to announce that Hillgrove High’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter was awarded a $2,000 State Farm Matching Grant plus a $1,000 Starter Grant award. (The chapter's officers for 2017-2018 are smiling in the picture on the left.) They carry on a tradition started in 2013 by Pope High School’s Campus Chapter, the first…
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Sharon is a ReStore Volunteer

We had a chance to talk with one of the many volunteers who give their time and energy at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You can watch the video or read the transcript below. (Shameless plug: The ReStore is located at 3315 S. Cobb Drive, Suite 150, Smyrna, GA 30080. Our hours are 10 am…
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13th Annual Taste of Habitat

The 13th Annual Taste of Habitat Fundraising Event returns on Friday September 22, 2017 from 7 – 9 PM at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Last year more than 50 fabulous chefs from the Lutheran Coalition for Habitat churches shared the foods they love to make. It’s a fun “date night”…
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2nd Annual Volunteer Celebration

This past Tuesday, we met to thank the many volunteers who have served on our Construction Committee and Family Services Committees. These great people have generously given their time and energy. We really appreciate all they have done. We shared Varsity burgers and hot dogs and a few laughs on the grounds of the First…
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From One Family to Another

At a recent Marietta house dedication, the new homeowner shared that the house she was moving into had originally belonged to the grandmother of one of the volunteers.  Click here or on the picture to watch the video or read the transcript below. New Homeowner: This gentleman just shared with me, this was your mom’s...…
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Summer Intern Kseniya

Kseniya is our Summer Development and Marketing Intern. She has done a lot for us already.  She has worked on our Development Handbook, participated in set up for our house dedications, put together a how-to handout for our photography volunteers, and created our July homeowner newsletter. She is also a rising senior at Wheeler High…
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Opa! At the 2017 Marietta Greek Festival

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat went Greek this past weekend! Over 60 Habitat volunteers participated in the Marietta Greek Festival.  Their efforts supported the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church’s sponsorship a of Habitat build. In addition to providing information about NW Metro Atlanta Habitat, the booth encouraged young artists to draw pictures on the Tyvek wrap that…
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Dedication: Presentation of the Hammer

At every dedication of our affiliate's homes, the homeowner receives a hammer.  Volunteer Craig Tucker presented the hammer in this dedication (see picture) and had the following to say: At the heart of Habitat’s mission is the theology of the hammer.  It’s a principal that goes beyond talking about faith and making statements of kindness…
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Let’s Make a Deal Contestant

One of our homeowners, Ann, was on Let’s Make A Deal hosted by Wayne Brady. She was part of the Mother’s Day show. Her youngest son is currently performing in Las Vegas as part of the Cirque Du Soleil MJ One (Michael Jackson). She won a cash prize and all of the moms in the studio…
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