HomeAid Atlanta for the Holidays

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If you are looking for a non-profit agency to donate some time to this holiday season, or maybe one to be the recipient of your end-of-the-year financial contribution, we’d like to tell you all about one that is close to the hearts of Monte Hewett Homes. Local organization HomeAid Atlanta addresses a critical need for transitional housing in the metro-area to serve the temporarily homeless.

MHH employees and family help at the 2011 Essentials for Young Lives Drive

Through donations of professional construction services, HomeAid Atlanta builds multi-unit transitional housing to serve the city’s temporarily homeless families and individuals. You can see why this fantastic organization is a great fit for the help of Monte Hewett Homes! HomeAid Atlanta is also the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

The mission of HomeAid Atlanta is to build and maintain dignified housing where temporarily homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Transitional housing provides the temporarily homeless with safe, dignified living environments that blend into neighborhoods and offer life and job skills training programs promoting self-sufficiency.

Unlike any time in America’s history, today’s homeless are primarily children, women, and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today’s homeless are not the people seen on the street. They are the “invisible homeless” who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances (e.g. job loss, natural disaster, divorce, abuse, foreclosure or a medical condition)—situations that could affect anyone. In fact, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of today’s homeless population are women, children and families that experience a life-altering event driving them to homelessness.

Even the youngest Monte Hewett Homes folks lend a hand

The transitionally homeless families and individuals that HomeAid Atlanta serves include:
o Victims of domestic abuse
o Pregnant teens
o Abused and abandoned children
o At-risk and runaway teens
o Medically fragile infants
o Families experiencing temporary job loss
o Victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes

HomeAid Atlanta welcomes your help!
Builders
Trade Contractors and Building Materials Suppliers
Businesses and Individuals …
are all welcome to get involved through donating materials, coming for a one-day project or helping out with a special event.

We hope you will consider being a part of the great work HomeAid Atlanta is doing for our communities. Happy Holidays from Monte Hewett!

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