For the sixth year in a row, HomeAid Atlanta and CBRE partnered together for a HomeAid Care Day, a volunteer workday to provide transitional housing facilities in metro Atlanta with minor upgrades and repairs. This year’s Care Day location, HomeStretch, provides temporary housing and mentoring for working homeless families with children. CBRE volunteers worked to complete much needed painting projects, landscaping tasks and installed tile and insulation.
Leonard Sharum, HomeStretch Facilities Manger, reported that HomeAid and CBRE’s hard work and donations provided a savings of nearly $6,000 in labor and materials that will be put back into HomeStretch’s services and programs to help homeless working families with minor children.
“HomeStretch is grateful for the work completed during this HomeAid Care Day. The CBRE volunteers were troopers, working in the rain and mist all day. HomeAid is a great partner with HomeStretch and we look forward to continuing that partnership in the future,” said Donna Franz, HomeStretch Volunteer Coordinator.
Candice Williams, CBRE Regional Office Services Manager said, “CBRE is a national sponsor of HomeAid America and we often partner with HomeAid for our annual Atlanta Day of Service. This was our sixth Care Day with HomeAid Atlanta. It feels good to see the difference a little hard work can make for Atlanta’s homeless families.”
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as community building industry organizations, to assist the temporarily homeless. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed 53 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.
About HomeStretch: HomeStretch guides homeless working families with minor children in North Metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing life-skills training, mentoring and supportive housing. For more information, visit www.homestretch.org.View PDF