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Long-time partners help us build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter

By Habitat Dekalb | May 27, 2021 |
Team Work

We are fortunate at Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb to have many long-time, committed partners that donate and volunteer with us on a regular basis. These organizations help ensure that we are able to keep building, rehabilitating, and repairing homes for deserving families. Paragon Bank is one such partner. Paragon Bank is based out of…

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We salute older Americans during Older Americans Month & throughout the year

By Habitat Dekalb | May 23, 2021 |
May Older American Month

May is Older Americans Month. It is a time to recognize the contributions of older adults across the nation. Here at Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb, the average age of our core volunteers is between age sixty-five to seventy-five. Older adults have built strength and resilience throughout their years. We must be sure resources are…

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A new home is stability & a safe place to play

By Habitat Dekalb | May 18, 2021 |
Build with us

The last year has presented some challenges for all of us to varying degrees. At Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb, we are in the business of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Last year was one for the most uncertain in our over 30-year history. We kept the projects going with hard work, determination,…

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Nuts & Bolts – April Newsletter

By Kate Murphy | Apr 29, 2020 |
Habitat donates PPE

The months ahead may pose some unknown challenges to our organization. DeKalb Habitat remains unwavering in our commitment to provide homes and hope for the hardworking families that need a stable, safe, and decent place to live. Responsive, Resourceful,  Resilient.These traits connect all of us as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in our cities and…

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By Habitat Dekalb | Mar 16, 2020 |

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF DEKALB COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING EXCELLENCE In DeKalb Damon Scott, Human Services Director COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Click on the links below to find answers to the following questions: How It Spreads Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. • Between people who are in close contact with…

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Health and Wellness Fair

By Habitat Dekalb | Oct 24, 2019 |

Mercer University College of Pharmacy in partnership with the Clarkston Community Center invites you to attend a Free Health & Wellness Fair! Drop-in anytime to receive a FREE blood pressure screening, blood glucose screening, or blood cholesterol screening. Additionally, please take advantage of the many educational counseling sessions that will be offered on important topics…

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Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts (Day 8 – Global Village Trip)

By Habitat Dekalb | Jul 6, 2019 |

To understand just what this Habitat for Humanity house means to the Kawka family, it helps if you first step inside their current home. See this one room? This is where Miroslaw, his wife, Agata, and their six children all live. It’s only 269-square feet and is situated on their family farm in the Polish…

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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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