HomeAid Care Day at Our House Decatur

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HomeAid Atlanta volunteers make needed facility improvements at Our House.

ATLANTA - March 18, 2019 - eTradeWire -- On Tuesday, March 5, HomeAid Atlanta brought volunteers from Brightwater Homes to Our House Decatur for the first HomeAid Care Day of 2019.  HomeAid Care Days are one-day workdays that provide much-needed assistance with facility maintenance and repairs for nonprofit organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness. Our House has a mission of breaking the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families experiencing homelessness.

Brightwater Homes volunteers made needed improvements to several Our House staff offices and two bathrooms. Work included replacing old carpet tiles with new ones, painting, and more. The work performed over the course of this Care Day, valued at $3,166, was provided free-of-charge for Our House, thanks to generous donations of supplies from Sherwin-Williams and the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, and the work of the Brightwater Homes volunteers. This was Brightwater Homes fourth HomeAid Care Day since 2015.

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"The difference that our volunteers make at shelter facilities during Care Days may sometimes seem small and somewhat insignificant, but that couldn't be further from the truth," said Karen McLane, HomeAid Director of Community Outreach.  "The transformation, no matter the size, means not only that we bring updates to well-worn facilities; it allows shelter resources to continue to be used directly for the people they serve."

HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 120 projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes, and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.

Mandy Crater
Executive Director

Source: HomeAid Atlanta
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