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‘There’s no place like home’: Veteran receives home in Douglasville

(11ALIVE.com, November 12, 2018) Marilyn Clark, was honored at a special ceremony and dedication, appropriately on Veteran's Day. Clark, a native of Douglasville, said "There's no place like home and I'm proud to be back." Author: Hope Ford Published: 6:04 PM EST November 11, 2018 Updated: 7:28 AM EST November 12, 2018 A veteran who…
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Nasabu’s Smiles – A Story from Our Partner, Habitat Uganda

"Each time the Habitat team meets Nasabu, they are welcomed with her warm smile," Charles, the project officer, told the Habitat team that had come to pay a visit. "On the day we conducted the family assessment for vulnerable families in dire need of shelter, I was struck by the warm smile despite the sorry…
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NWMAHFH dedicates in Mableton its 10th house of 2018

(Marietta Daily Journal, November 5, 2018) Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity announced that it dedicated its 10th home of 2018 to the Lexima family in Mableton on Oct. 27. (Picture:  Volunteer house leader Tom Simcox and volunteer crew leader Craig Tucker pose with the Lexima family in front of their new Habitat home…
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My Hope Was Restored – A Story from Our Partner, Habitat Uganda

Betty saw us coming and started dancing happily! One could easily see the excitement on her face when she saw the our vehicle approaching her home in Kumi. She shouted, "Habitat eyalama eyalama" in Ateso loosely translating,  "You are welcome! You are welcome!!" Betty is one of four children, living with her widowed mother, Helen.…
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Zirabamuzaale James – A Story from Our Partner, Habitat Uganda

James, aged 22 yrs, is from the family of Gayimba Monic that benefited from Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children program with a new house, shower stall, VIP-Latrine and a 300 liter water harvesting tank. In 2013, James’ dreams to complete the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) were shattered because his father’s chronic illness…
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Marietta veteran gets new roof

(Marietta Daily Journal, October 9, 2018) A Marietta Army veteran was surprised with a new roof by a local contracting company who wanted to thank him for his service. Neil Kessler had a new roof installed on his home by employees from Marietta- based Findlay Roofing and volunteers from the Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for…
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World Habitat Day 2018

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. Every year Habitat for Humanity joins our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the…
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Helping Our Veterans in Need

Neil Kessler is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army. Neil is on full disability as a result of service-related injuries. Neil reached out to NW Metro Atlanta Habitat because his physical limitations prevent him from maintaining his house, and he needed assistance with extensive roof repairs to keep his wife and young children…
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Sponsor Shout Out: Heidelberg USA, Inc.

Heidelberg USA participated in its first NW Metro Atlanta Habitat sponsorship in 2009 and has built 10 houses in Cobb County. Through the years, about 50 employees and family members have volunteered on site for builds. Heidelberg has been in Cobb County since 1994 and most employees live in Cobb and Paulding counties. “Habitat for…
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High Five to Homeowner Binta Dibba!

Habitat homeowner Binta Dibba will be the first to tell you that homeownership transforms lives. Binta is a recent KSU honors graduate with Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Systems Management with a concentration in health information technology. “I've always wanted to have a college degree,” said Binta.   When I graduated high school back in…
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