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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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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 Did Tom Decide To Be A Crew Leader?

Click here or on the picture to listen to our crew leader, Tom. Interviewer: I am here this morning with Tom. Tom, tell me why you decided to be a crew leader with Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat. Tom: Well, it's a really easy decision for me to do this volunteer effort because I love to…
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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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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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