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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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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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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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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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