Atlanta Building News - Fall 2015 - (Page 26)

HO ME A ID AT L A N TA A Busy Summer at HomeAid Atlanta May, June, and July were full of events and projects keeping HomeAid staff, board members, and volunteers busy in support of HomeAid's mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid Atlanta kicked off of the next phase of construction of the Phoenix Pass complex at a groundbreaking ceremony in Conyers on May 14. Phoenix Pass provides transitional housing and programs for women with children in Rockdale County. The new project will add a second eight-unit apartment building and as well as expand the community center with Builder Captain John Cooper of Cooper Homes. HomeAid proudly participated in the annual United Way Innovation Forum to seek synergy among non-profits working to end homelessness on June 4. HomeAid Board Chair, Alec Rickenbaker gave the opening remarks and served on a panel focused on innovative approaches to housing. On June 5, HomeAid and Builder Captain Mike Smith of Harcrest Homes celebrated the completed construction of a six-unit apartment building at Rainbow Village providing additional transitional housing for women with children. Among many other donors, members of the Greater Atlanta HBA's Professional Women in Building Council contributed to the Rainbow Village project by donating interior design services and furniture as well as coordinating the first ever "HomeAid Stock the House" campaign to collect household 26 FALL 2015 | ATLANTA BUILDING NEWS With the generous support of Greater Atlanta HBA members and community partners, the 14th Annual Essentials Drive wrapped up on May 8 with delivery of 160,000 "essential" baby products to 18 Atlanta organizations working with homeless and low income families. items to make the units completely move-in ready. On June 22, HomeAid hit the links for the 13th Annual Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament at historic East Lake Golf Club. HomeAid's major fundraiser was a great success. HomeAid celebrated the newly renovated Drake House in Roswell on July 23 with a dedication ceremony. Builder Captain Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders and supporters of HomeAid and The Drake House were on hand to celebrate the new addition and total renovation project which added a new classroom facility and Teen Center among many other improvements. On July 24, HomeAid partnered with Bank of America to assemble and donate 1,200 CareKits at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. CareKits contain items such as soap, a toothbrush, deodorant and other hygiene items needed by people experiencing homelessness. This was HomeAid's third partnership with Bank of America to assemble CareKits. To date, HomeAid and Bank of America have donated more than 2,200 CareKits to Atlanta organizations serving homeless families and individuals. Special thanks to all the Greater Atlanta HBA members for all that you did this summer to help HomeAid build new lives for Atlanta's homeless.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Fall 2015

Letter from the President By Rob Myers
Education and Events Calendar
Energy Efficient, Healthy Homes Are Result of Sustainable Building Practices
LEGAL CORNER Georgia’s Open Meetings Law
EARTHCRAFT Move to the Head of the Class, Thanks to HB 57
EDUCATION The Greater Atlanta HBA Welcomes Rebecca Branstetter
HOMEAID ATLANTA A Busy Summer at HomeAid Atlanta
SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL Delivering High Performance Homes
PWB ATLANTA CHAPTER Educate. Empower. Connect.
Index to Advertisers/

Atlanta Building News - Fall 2015