Atlanta Builders Break Ground on Charitable Project

Filed in NAHB Cares by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments

HomeAid Executive Director Jean Hilyard poses with volunteer builder captain Vincent Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders at The Drake House.

Supporters of HomeAid Atlanta – a partnership of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association – and The Drake House were in high spirits despite cold weather at a recent groundbreaking ceremony for expansion of the Roswell facility’s office space.

The expansion includes a 1,000 square foot, two-story addition, adding a teen center, ‘Mom’ classroom and food pantry space. The project will also provide a complete office overhaul to make the facility ADA compliant and allow for better traffic flow throughout the building.

The Drake House offers emergency and transitional housing to homeless mothers with young children, as well as providing services to enable families to become self-sufficient.

The expansion is estimated to cost $270,000. Through support from generous companies and individuals, HomeAid has secured about $100,000 in donations of in-kind materials and labor, which will allow The Drake House to put more of their savings back into meeting the needs of their clients.

At the groundbreaking, HomeAid recognized its volunteer builder captain, Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders, and all of the HBA member companies that have already made a commitment to support this project.

Visit HomeAid Atlanta’s Facebook page to see more photos from the groundbreaking.



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