Category Archives: In the Media

Home Sweet Home

Andrea Blackstone, 42, cries in the living room of her new Smyrna home Thursday morning. The Habitat for Humanity house was constructed for Blackstone, who works two jobs while looking after three children, four grandchildren and her mother. / Staff-Shaddi Abusaid (Marietta Daily Journal, 06/30/2017) By Shaddi Abusaid, sabusaid@mdjonline.com SMYRNA — There wasn’t a dry eye…
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Habitat, partners give back to local Army vet

(Douglas County Sentinel, June 18 at 1:02am) A Douglas County veteran and his family will have a proper roof over their heads as a result of a partnership between the Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Owens Corning and Ridge Valley Exteriors for the Roof Deployment Project. The three partners were on site Friday morning…
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Publix Builds in Powder Springs with Habitat

(Marietta Daily Journal, Friday, 2 June 2017, exerpt) Publix Super Market employees around metro Atlanta joined together to build a new Habitat home with Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Construction on the house began on May 20 in Powder Springs. This Habitat house, funded by Publix Super Market Charities, is part of their…
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Why Do I Volunteer?

House number six for this year is being sponsored by the Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition, the Vinings Lake Church and the Wells Fargo Foundation. A few volunteers on the site spoke on camera about why they build with Habitat.  Click here or on the photo to the left for their words.  You can also read…
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Thirty Cobb students start Habitat home

Thirty Cobb students start Habitat home (Marietta Daily Journal, February 26, 2017) By Jon Gargis jgargis@mdjonline.com MABLETON — Even before they raised up the first wall during their day of work Saturday, volunteers from six Cobb high schools had already laid a solid foundation for what will become a family’s new home. Thirty students from…
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Walton High School Habitat for Humanity Chapter receives $20K State Farm Grant

(Marietta Daily Journal, Wednesday, 15 February 2017) The Walton High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has been selected to receive a $20,000 matching grant from State Farm, the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs. Across the country, State Farm is providing grants to more than 30 youth groups to engage youth in Habitat’s home…
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Walton High School Chapter Receives State Farm Grant

Marietta, GA (February 4, 2017) – Walton High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter was selected to receive a $20,000 matching grant from State Farm®, the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs. The check was presented at February 4, 2017, at the halftime of the 7 p.m. Walton-Pope boys basketball game at the Walton High…
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The Winners Are …

(Marietta Daily Journal, Wednesday, 7 December 2016) The Cobb Chamber named the 2016 Sam Olens Business Community Service Award winners at the December First Monday Breakfast Event, sponsored by Cobb Community Foundation. This year, the award program recognized all 13 businesses nominated as recipients for their contributions to Cobb’s nonprofit organizations. Since the inception of this…
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Archbishop Gregory to Dedicate Two Homes

(Marietta Daily Journal November 19, 2016) HomesHomes Staff reports The community is invited to join Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the Catholic churches of Cobb County and partners at the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity for the dedication of two new Habitat homes today at 11 a.m. The new Habitat homes are at 432 and…
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Blessed

(Marietta Daily Journal, Sunday, 20 November 2016) By Jon Gargis, jgargis@mdjonline.com Volunteers and officials from six Cobb area Roman Catholic churches and the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity were on hand in Mableton on Saturday as two new homes were dedicated and presented to the two women who will soon move into them. “As…
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