Category Archives: Homeowner Story

Habitat Dedicates Two New Homes

(Marietta Daily Journal, December 7, 2017) NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, at 1625 Spring Road in Smyrna, dedicated two homes in Marietta on Dec. 2 thanks to The Cobb Catholic Coalition for Habitat, Citi Retail Services and Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The dedication was for homes on Chestnut Hill Drive in Marietta. These…
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NW Metro Atlanta Habitat dedicates U.S. military veterans’ new home

(Marietta Daily Journal, November 19, 2017) Jacqueline Williams, a U.S. military veteran, celebrated becoming a first time homeowner on Veterans Day. Thanks to the sponsorship from Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Home Depot Foundation, Williams will be moving into a brand new home in Austell. Volunteers from both companies worked on Saturdays for nine weeks…
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Matthew’s Story

Veteran Has Safe Home for Teenage Son Matthew is a joy-filled, disabled U.S. Army veteran who served our country in Germany. After his military service, with his limited fixed income, he and his teenage son could only afford non-handicap accessible apartments in unsafe neighborhoods. Thanks to Habitat, Matthew's handicap accessible home was dedicated and proudly…
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Warm Welcome

(Marietta Daily Journal, November 3, 2017) Staff Reports On Oct. 28, Peach State Health Plan dedicated a new home to a family in Marietta through its partnership with Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. (Pictured above: Taven Hike, VP KeyBank, the new Habitat homeowner, and Chevron Cardenas, VP Operations Peach State Health Plan.) [caption…
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Our Most Recent Dedication

Team members from Peach State Health Plan and KeyBank joined a new Habitat homeowner for the dedication of his new home located in the Marietta City limits. This home is the ninth built by NW Metro Atlanta Habitat in Cobb County this year and the 477th in the non-profit’s 31-year history. “There is a great…
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Tiffany’s Story

Disabled Military Vet Now Has Family Home Tiffany is a U.S. Navy Veteran with permanent disabilities sustained while serving our country. This single mother is raising two young children while enduring many daily physical challenges. Thanks to Habitat, Tiffany, her son and daughter now have a handicap accessible, 3-bedroom home with a front lawn for…
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Navy Vet is Latest Homeowner

Navy vet and mother of four is latest Habitat beneficiary (Marietta Daily Journal, September 18, 2017, staff report) A disabled military veteran has a new home in Austell for her family thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and Nissan. [Picture: From left are Amanda Tucker from UCB, Inc.; Carol Shaddix from Cobb EMC…
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No More Mortgage!

Myra came into our office today to pay off her mortgage! She sat down with us to talk about it. Click here for the video, or read the transcript below. Interviewer: We are here with one of our Habitat homeowners who has just paid off her house.  Tell me about that. Myra:  Thank you.  My…
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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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