Community News

Here's some updates from our habitat to yours.

DeKalb County Veteran Receives a New Roof

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 3, 2022 |
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

By Habitat Dekalb | Sep 14, 2022 |
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

By Habitat Dekalb | Aug 31, 2022 |
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’

By Habitat Dekalb | Aug 21, 2022 |

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!

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 4, 2022 |
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

By Habitat Dekalb | Jun 23, 2022 |
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

By Habitat Dekalb | May 23, 2022 |

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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Mother’s Day Message from Sharon Steele, Executive Director

By Habitat Dekalb | May 5, 2022 |
Mother's Day

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”  -Raplh Waldo Emerson But, what if you’re a mother trying to build your home, and you have no walls?  You have the love, the determination, the devotion, to hold your home together but no house to do it with?…

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Where We Are & What’s Next For Us

By Habitat Dekalb | Apr 26, 2022 |

We are so excited to see spring weather and hope you are, too. For us that means even more volunteers on our active repair projects that help veterans and seniors here in DeKalb County.Thank you for your continued support. Here is an update on Habitat for Humanity DeKalb – where we are and what’s next…

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April is National Volunteer Month

By Habitat Dekalb | Apr 18, 2022 |

This month, we salute the 300 individuals and 18 groups that have volunteered with us for their unwavering service to Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb. They are instrumental in achieving our mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing in DeKalb County. We celebrate our volunteers every day and especially during National Volunteer Month. The impact volunteers have…

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