(Marietta Daily Journal, November 19, 2017)
Jacqueline Williams, a U.S. military veteran, celebrated becoming a first time
homeowner on Veterans Day.
Thanks to the sponsorship from Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Home Depot
Foundation, Williams will be moving into a brand new home in Austell. Volunteers
from both companies worked on Saturdays for nine weeks to complete the home.
As a Habitat for Humanity homebuyer, Williams put in over 300 hours working on
both her house and the house of another Habitat homebuyer as well as completing
financial accountability classes. She will pay for her home via an interest free 25-
“We are so very thankful for both the financial sponsorship and employee
commitment provided by Lockheed Martin Corp. and The Home Depot
Foundation,” said Andy Tatnall, vice president of Development for the
Smyrnabased NW MetroAtlanta Habitat for Humanity. “The commitment that these
corporations have to supporting the local community is invaluable and they set the
standard for ‘paying it forward’for all of us.”
“Seeing the joy and appreciation on Ms. Williams face makes this all worthwhile,”
said Rob Fuller, senior manager of Communications for Lockheed Martin Corp.
This home is the 10th house built by NW Metro Atlanta Habitat in Cobb County
this year and the 478th in the nonprofit’s 31-year history.
Above: Pictured from left are Rob Fuller, senior manager of Communications for
Lockheed Martin Corp., Jaqueline Williams, second from right, with her daughter
and grandchildren. Below: The 10th home built by Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta
Habitat for Humanity. / Special to the MDJ