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A July 4th we’ll never forget (Day 7 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 5, 2019 |

It was 3:30 in the afternoon here in Poland – time to set up for the party. As America celebrated July 4th, those of who traveled to Poland for the Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip were wrapping up a productive day. The back of the home we’re helping build was now completely covered in…

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For one American, this trip has a special meaning (Day 6 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 4, 2019 |

Over the last several days, Irene Devine has been a whirlwind of activity: She’s hung drywall. She’s installed door frames and baseboards. And on a cool and overcast Wednesday afternoon in this small Polish village, she loaded wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow with dirt to address a drainage issue. Irene Devine at work. For Irene, this type…

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A lot of progress – and a little soccer (Day 5 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 2, 2019 |

It’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon, and Miroslaw Kawka is standing among the fields of rye, wheat and oats in the small village of Redzynskie. This family farm dates back to the late 1930s. It was once farmed by Miroslaw’s father and grandfather. Today, this land, which includes cattle, pigs, grains and potatoes, not only…

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The real work begins (Day 4 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 1, 2019 |

At 8 o’clock Monday morning, as most of metro Atlanta was still asleep (after all, it was only 2 a.m. back home), a small bus filled with Global Village volunteers bounced along the narrow roads winding their way through the Polish countryside. Gone were the tall buildings, the cosmopolitan restaurants and, as we learned during…

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The power of food (Day 3 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 30, 2019 |

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf Indeed, nothing forges friendships, bridges language barriers and brings people together like food. Those of us taking part in this week’s Global Village trip to Poland were reminded of food’s extraordinary power when we arrived at an apartment building…

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Colorful buildings, cafes — and plenty of amber (Day 2 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 29, 2019 |

On Warsaw’s cobblestone alleys, along the banks of the Vistula River, you’ll find one of the city’s oldest – and most charming – squares. Old Town’s distinctively colorful buildings, medieval architecture and galleries, street vendors and Polish eateries make for a picture-perfect afternoon. “It’s impossible,” someone once wrote of Old Town, “to not fall in…

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Greetings, From Poland (Day 1- Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 28, 2019 |

GREETINGS, FROM POLAND A lawyer from Philadelphia. A comedian from New York. A college student who knows first-hand the blessing of a Habitat for Humanity home. These are just some of the folks who will be joining me in Warsaw this week as we finish building a home for a Polish family. The family of…

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ReStore opens in Doraville!

By Habitat Dekalb | Nov 6, 2015 |

A New ReStore in DeKalb County On November 6, 2015 the ribbon was cut and a new ReStore joined the Habitat for Humanity family. This ReStore opening was especially exciting for us at Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb because a portion of the proceeds will benefit our efforts in DeKalb County. Please see store information below to visit,…

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Homebuyer Workshop with Operation Hope

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 31, 2015 |

On October 31, 2015, we held a Homebuyer Workshop in partnership with Operation Hope. It was an informative event for our family partners, past Habitat applicants, and other families from our community.  All of the families received important information about the home buying process.  This included learning about down payment and closing cost assistance programs, how…

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Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 10, 2015 |

The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Atlanta Platoon engages local Veterans to complete service projects in the Atlanta area. Their first service project on a Habitat site took place on July 10th in Lithonia with Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. We were fortunate that a lot of the members had previous construction experience which made for a very productive…

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