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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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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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Hillgrove High School Habitat Club Helps at Compton Elementary

Hillgrove High School Habitat for Humanity Chapter stays busy. In addition to their participation in the Cobb High School Coalition Build, they also ran a Winter Coat Drive for Compton Elementary School and organized Compton's clothing donation closet. The Cobb High School Coalition has been sponsoring Habitat houses in Cobb County for 22 years.  The Coalition…
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ReStore Video

[caption id="attachment_3506" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Click on the picture for a chuckle.[/caption] Thanks to the North Carolina ReStore folks who created this funny video and allowed us to share it.
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Marietta Greek Festival

27th ANNUAL MARIETTA GREEK FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO ACCOMMODATE RECORD CROWDS! Greek Festival Experience Arouses All Five Senses! May 19, 20 & 21 may not be “Greek Week” but it’s certainly “Greek Weekend” thanks to Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. “Cobb County’s Most Delicious Festival!” has expanded its footprint this year to accommodate another record-breaking crowd.…
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Frank Lewis Memorial Annual Golf Classic for Charity

Thank you to the St. John Vianney Council 12580 of the Knights of Columbus. On April 24, 2017, they held the Annual Frank Lewis Memorial Golf Classic for Charity.  This event raised funds to support NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Douglas County Special Olympics and Douglas County Coats for Kids. Our affiliate's president, David McGinnis…
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Home is the Key

April is National Habitat Month. Habitat is partnering with At Home Stores and Sur La Table stores in our area along with Ballard Designs, Black + Decker, HSN, Kum & Go convenience stores and Nissan on a national level. Our supporters can participate by shopping at Sur La Table and At Home stores in the…
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Safety Leader, Bonnie

Bonnie has been volunteering with NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity for six years.  She first learned about us through Assurant's volunteer program.  Originally, her job included organizing volunteer activities. Now she continues to give back to the community through volunteerism. Bonnie enjoys many of the build activities, including insulation and painting.  This year, she…
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