Category Archives: In the Media

‘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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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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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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CEO David McGinnis to retire from NW Metro Habitat for Humanity

(Marietta Daily Journal, September 5, 2018) Staff reports Smyrna-based NW Metro Habitat for Humanity announced the retirement of David H. McGinnis, president and CEO, who has served as president and CEO since Jan. 1, 2014. A native of Rome, McGinnis moved to Cobb County after graduating from West Georgia College in the early 1970s. 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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Construction started on Georgia’s first all-veteran neighborhood

(Fox 5, August 23, 2018) DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Construction is underway on the first all-veteran neighborhood in the state of Georgia. Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Douglasville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Veterans Place neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Plans call for the construction of eight homes over four…
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Lutheran Coalition, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat celebrate 25-year partnership

(Marietta Daily Journal, August 18, 2018) Staff reports SMYRNA — The Lutheran Coalition, founded in 1993, is celebrating 25 years of partnership with NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. The Coalition, comprised of 11 North Atlanta Lutheran churches, brings together volunteers from Lutheran churches to build homes and fundraise in support of these efforts. The Coalition…
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Austell Habitat home dedicated to Purple Heart veteran

(Marietta Daily Journal, July 16, 2018) Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Lockheed Martin, The Home Depot Foundation and Nissan dedicated a Habitat house to veteran homeowner Brian Quinones in Austell on July 7. (Pictured above: Above: State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, middle, and various veterans’ groups were on hand to dedicate the house in Austell to…
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Welcome Home

(Marietta Daily Journal, July 4, 2018) Assurant, Atlanta Habitat dedicate 15th Habitat home in Marietta Staff reports Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Assurant dedicated their 15th annual Habitat house on Chestnut Hill Drive in Marietta on June 28 to new homeowners — the Retta family. (Pictured above: The Retta family’s new home in…
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