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Mary’s Story

Habitat Homeowner Marilyn "Mary" Gonzalez of Powder Springs relocated from Puerto Rico eight years ago, seeking a better quality of life. Mary had two goals - a home of her own and a home where she could invite her parents to live permanently. These goals seemed unattainable as Mary worked three jobs just to pay…
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2017 Keys to Hope Sponsor and Homeowner Celebration!

Sponsors and Homeowners from 2016 & 2017 gathered for an evening of celebration and reunion at our Annual Keys to Hope Celebration. All attendees had a fabulous time. The evening was highlighted by 2017 Habitat homeowner Monica Lynch sharing her journey to homeownership. Monica faced challenges similar to what many of our Habitat homeowners face…
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IAHSP Gives a Hand Up, Not a Handout

A big shout out to Jan Smith and her crew, members of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), Atlanta Chapter. Jan contacted NW Metro Atlanta Habitat last month to ask if we might be able to work with their chapter on their annual community service project. IHSP primarily works with homeowners and realtors…
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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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Cobb Association of Realtors Participates in 2018 Build

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat received $10,000.00 from the Cobb Association of REALTORS® (CAR) at their general membership meeting on Wednesday September 20, 2017. The proceeds came from a number of CAR events this year, including their Multi-Million Dollar Club Celebration, New Home Expo and Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The donation will go toward CAR’s participation…
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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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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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Sharon is a ReStore Volunteer

We had a chance to talk with one of the many volunteers who give their time and energy at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You can watch the video or read the transcript below. (Shameless plug: The ReStore is located at 3315 S. Cobb Drive, Suite 150, Smyrna, GA 30080. Our hours are 10 am…
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