Atlanta Building News
August 13, 2013

HomeAid Partners with Pace Drywall, the Remodelers' Council, and Bank of America for HomeAid Care Days at Genesis & Community Advanced Practice Nurses

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Genesis – A New Life Shelter and Community Advanced Practice Nurses clinic (CAPN) were the recipients of HomeAid Cares Days - upgrades and repairs at their facilities, on July 25 and 26. The care days were held in partnership with Pace Drywall, the Remodelers Council, and Bank of America volunteers.

Thank you to Kelly Whitley from Pace Drywall for organizing and donating professional painting services for CAPN Clinic. CAPN is a non-profit clinic providing free physical, mental, and preventive health care to homeless and medically underserved women, children, and their families in metropolitan Atlanta. The mission of CAPN is to strengthen the lives of persons who are medically underserved and to help interrupt the cycle of poverty and homelessness for these individuals. The main clinic is located in Genesis - A New Life Shelter, but CAPN has remote locations throughout the metro area. The clinic’s lobby, hallway, restroom, and three exam rooms were painted. Without the generous donation by Pace Drywall, HomeAid could not have assisted CAPN, which was built by HomeAid with builder captain John Willis Homes (and board member Kevin Aycock) in 2006.

The Remodelers Council focused its efforts on the Genesis – A New Life Shelter. Genesis provides a supportive environment that enables homeless newborns and their families to achieve positive life outcomes for this generation and those to come. Genesis empowers families to grow and develop in nurturing and healthy surroundings. Homeless families remain together and Genesis creates a participatory community in which parents have the opportunity to live with their children in privacy and with dignity. Genesis received a major renovation completed by HomeAid in 2003-2004 with builder captains Beazer Homes-Georgia, Meridian Homes of Georgia, Homes by Brumby, John Willis Homes, and Peachtree Residential Properties.

Thank you to Remodelers Council members John Beach - Paces Construction, James MacDowell – Unique Homes & Renovations, Wills Mast – Mast Custom Cabinets, Melina Mast – Oneida Builders, Michael and Joe Turner – The Home Service Store, John, Mike, and Thomas Cooper of Cooper Homes, and Bonnie Nelson of Ben Nelson Contractor for volunteering for the event. In addition to their personal help, several members made donations of materials and the labor of their crew for the day.

The group installed an accordion style door (discount on purchase from In/Ex Systems, Inc.), installed shelving for storage, fixed exterior shed and fence, replaced countertops and fixed cabinets, removed old cabinets and installed Wilsonart shelving, installed new tile, and painted a hallway. Click here to see photos from the care days.

HomeAid appreciates the donation of a toilet bowl from Ferguson Enterprises, the donation of paint and discount on products from Sherwin Williams, and a discount on pizza from Pizzeria Vesuvius.

Bank of America financially supported the event with a $4,000 donation. Thank you Bank of America! HomeAid sends immense gratitude to all those who participated and donated to the event.


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