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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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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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Critical Home Repairs for Senior Veterans Program

We completed our first home repairs under Critical Home Repairs for Senior Veterans Program this month! NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, in continuing partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, is working to assist senior U.S. Armed Forces Veterans who are homeowners in the Douglas, Cobb and Paulding counties with home repairs. Critical repairs covers…
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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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