Atlanta Building News
August 16, 2011

HomeAid Care Day Helps The Drake House

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HomeAid Care Day Helps The Drake House – Special Thanks to the Remodelers Council!

On Aug. 5, for the second consecutive year, the Remodelers Council of the Greater Atlanta HBA teamed up with HomeAid Atlanta for a HomeAid Cares project at The Drake House, a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women with children in Roswell. Through the project, volunteers assisted The Drake House with much-needed repairs and maintenance to their facilities in an effort to help the organization continue providing safe and comfortable housing to homeless families in the north Fulton area.

The Remodelers Council, in partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, organized volunteers and secured necessary supplies to complete various repairs and upgrades around The Drake House property, which includes two eight-unit apartment buildings. Volunteers participated in an array of activities during the HomeAid Care Day, including caulking, painting, repairing loose fixtures, replacing ceiling tiles, and installing child safety latches on cabinet doors, among other things.

"The Remodelers Council was excited to return to The Drake House this year for another HomeAid Care Day. This is a great way for our members to use their unique talents to give back to the community and make a real difference in the lives of local families in need," said Melina Wilkinson of Oneida Builders, and chairperson of the Remodelers Council. "We were proud to partner with HomeAid to assist The Drake House and the families they serve, and we look forward to working together again."

HomeAid Cares is a program designed to provide a facelift to housing developments serving the temporarily homeless. Through this program, HomeAid organizes groups of volunteers to complete "done-in-a-day" repair-type projects. The program is a great resource for homeless service providers as it offers free assistance with cosmetic upgrades and minor repairs to their facilities. The program helps to ensure that these facilities remain an asset to the community over time, and also gives members of the community an opportunity to give back.

HomeAid Atlanta has a long-standing relationship with The Drake House. In 2006, HomeAid Atlanta partnered with O’Dwyer Homes to completely renovate the 16 apartments which are now utilized by The Drake House to serve local women and children in need.

Special thanks to the following companies that partnered with HomeAid Atlanta and the Remodelers Council to make the HomeAid Care Day at The Drake House a success: Bank of America, Cooper Homes, Jackson EMC, Mast Custom Woodworks, Oneida Builders, RJ Griffin & Company, Sherwin-Williams, SunTrust Mortgage, The Home Service Store, and Unique Homes & Renovations.


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