Category Archives: General Interest

‘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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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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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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Jessica Gill, Interim President & CEO

(September 13, 2018) Smyrna, GA - NW Metro Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has named Jessica Gill as Interim President & CEO. Gill brings extensive experience in serving the residents of Cobb County and neighboring jurisdictions having served as Director of Senior Services for the Cobb County government.…
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David McGinnis Retires

(August 31, 2018) Smyrna, GA— NW Metro Habitat for Humanity announces the retirement of David H. McGinnis, President/CEO. McGinnis has served as President/CEO of NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity since January 1, 2014. A native of Rome, Georgia, David moved to Cobb County after graduating from West Georgia College in the early 70s. He has…
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First all-veteran neighborhood breaks ground in Georgia

(Connecting Vets, August 24, 2018) by Kaylah Jackson Imagine, a neighborhood just for veterans. It might seem like a far reach but in Douglas County, Georgia, that’s exactly what’s happening. The Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity just broke ground on its first all-military neighborhood— Veterans Place. Located on Military Way, the land for the new subdivision,…
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