Category Archives: In the Media

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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NW Metro Atlanta Habitat receives donation from Cobb Association of REALTORS

(Marietta Daily Journal, September 27, 2017) NW Metro Atlanta Habitat received $10,000 from the Cobb Association of REALTORS at their general membership meeting on Sept. 20. [From picture left, Marilyn Cheney, president of Cobb Association of REALTORS; Carol Sullivan, chair of Board of NW Metro Atlanta Habitat; David McGinnis, CEO of NWMAHFH; Patty Kendrick, past…
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Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

Artists and entertainers’ Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon to support Habitat for Humanity’s recovery efforts  Funds raised during “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon” will help Habitat assist more families to repair or rebuild their homes Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey will get a boost as one of six beneficiaries…
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Hillgrove Wins State Farm Matching Grant

I’m thrilled to announce that Hillgrove High’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter was awarded a $2,000 State Farm Matching Grant plus a $1,000 Starter Grant award. (The chapter's officers for 2017-2018 are smiling in the picture on the left.) They carry on a tradition started in 2013 by Pope High School’s Campus Chapter, the first…
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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 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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Thirty Cobb students start Habitat home

Thirty Cobb students start Habitat home (Marietta Daily Journal, February 26, 2017) By Jon Gargis jgargis@mdjonline.com MABLETON — Even before they raised up the first wall during their day of work Saturday, volunteers from six Cobb high schools had already laid a solid foundation for what will become a family’s new home. Thirty students from…
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Walton High School Habitat for Humanity Chapter receives $20K State Farm Grant

(Marietta Daily Journal, Wednesday, 15 February 2017) The Walton High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has been selected to receive a $20,000 matching grant from State Farm, the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs. Across the country, State Farm is providing grants to more than 30 youth groups to engage youth in Habitat’s home…
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