New Build Update & Georgia Gives

Georgia Gives

Hello Friends! A few weeks ago we let you know about the process to select a family that purchases a Habitat for Humanity home.Selecting a family is just one part of the Groundbreaking Phase of our new home build. We’ve almost finalized the family selection, and we can’t wait to introduce you to them. We…

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How does a Habitat house become a home?

Habitat Homeownership

Hello friends! October is well under way. And we will be breaking ground on the new home build in just a few weeks. You might be curious – just how does a Habitat home get into the hands of a new homeowner? It’s not a handout, as some people might think. A Habitat Homeowner is……

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DeKalb County Veteran Receives a New Roof

Owens Corning Roofing Project

A DeKalb County Army veteran received a new roof on September 27th from Kaiser Siding & Roofing, an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractor, as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project that gives back to U.S. Military Veterans. The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide effort to show gratitude and honor the…

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Spirit Night at Village Burger

Village Burger Spirit night

We love building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We also love a good burger. So, we’ve teamed up with Village Burger in Tucker, Georgia to hold a Spirit Night, supporting Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb Monday, September 19th from 5:30 to 8 p.m! Ten percent (10%) of all proceeds from the evening will benefit our building…

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Truist Lighthouse Project: Repair work for a deserving senior

Senior Home Repair

The Truist team brought two departments out to volunteer on a Senior Home Repair job for their annual Truist Lighthouse Project. Last year, we welcomed eight hard working volunteers from Truist and this year we had the hands of twenty-three people! We were very grateful for the sizable donation that helped to fund the repair…

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‘My family needed your help … and you gave’

How Habitat for Humanity makes a difference – close to home and faraway. by Mark Waligore, Board President When we think of Habitat for Humanity, we sometimes forget about the organization’s global mission. Yes, our fundamental purpose at Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb is to provide a helping hand to those close to home. But…

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Cars for Homes: Thank you Anne!

Donate cars for HFHD

We love a good story! And they don’t just come from the families we serve. This one comes from a recent “Cars for Homes” program donation. If you’re not familiar with the program, here’s how it works. You donate a car, and after the car is either sold at a wholesale auction or sent to…

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One Million Black Women/Goldman Sachs Grant Recipient

Sharon Steele

We are thrilled to receive a Black Women Impact Grant from Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women. Launched in partnership with Black women-led organizations, the One Million Black Women initiative, is the largest commitment of its kind in size and scope to drive investment in housing; healthcare; access to capital; education; job creation and workforce…

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Memorial Day Celebration – Meet Mr. Edward

What happens when Memorial Day weekend, National Home Improvement Month, and the ongoing need to help our DeKalb County veterans all converge? We keep doing what we do every weekend! Repairing homes so that veterans (and seniors) can age in place safely. This weekend especially, we honor and remember those who have served on behalf…

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