April 2016 Newsletter

No More Mortgage

1998 was a busy year for Elaine. She was working at a hospital. She started building her own home with Habitat. As part of her sweat equity, she also worked on three other Habitat homes. She got two dogs. She and her sons moved into their new home.

She learned a lot about construction during that year. It gave her the experience and confidence to maintain and improve her own home. Her recent projects included installing a new faucet, building flower stands, creating a cobblestone patio and making steps for her new little dog to have a view out her front window.

Last month she made her last mortgage payment. She was so excited that she finally owned her home free and clear. She paid off early so that she could focus on starting a new business, selling body scrubs and foot scrubs.

She had some advice for the rest of us. "Just believe. By the grace of God, all things are possible."

Welcome Thrivent Financial and the Lutheran Coalition

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat has received an award from Thrivent Financial and the Lutheran Coalition to build a new Habitat home for a qualified local Cobb County family. Thrivent Financial has renewed its national Habitat for Humanity partnership for 2016 with a $12 million financial commitment. Since the national partnership began in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have committed $226 million and 4.7 million volunteer hours around the world. Read more...

30th Anniversary and "Still Swinging"

After 30 years, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is "Still Swinging" hammers and building homes, communities and hope. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary with a live concert event featuring "Still Swinging, The Les Still Big Band", a 22 piece band playing hits from the big band era.

General admission tickets for the May 14, 2016 event are on sale at the Strand Box Office and online http://earlsmithstrand.org for $25.00. The concert starts at 8:00PM with doors opening at 7:00PM. Come enjoy an evening of big band music and get in the "Swing for Habitat".

New Volunteer System Now Online!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new volunteer management system. Create your profile at https://nwmetroatlantahabitat.org/get-involved/sign-up-to-volunteer/ You will receive a temporary password that you can use to log in, view upcoming events and register for volunteer opportunities.

Our calendar of events will be updated regularly. During the build season, check Wednesday mornings for build opportunities open that weekend. Right now, we are also looking for Greeters and Ushers for our live concert event, "Still Swinging, The Les Still Big Band."