Volunteers repair Georgia homeless shelter

on Friday,August 20,2010 21:08


Architects and interior designers may find opportunities to use their talents for a good cause. Nonprofit organizations such as HomeAid Atlanta build and maintain housing for the temporarily homeless, and need these professionals to lend their design skills.

This month, a group of volunteers led by the Remodelers Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association participated in a HomeAid Cares project at The Drake House in Roswell, Georgia. The project was a great success and helped The Drake House to continue providing safe and comfortable housing to homeless women with children in the North Fulton area.

The Remodelers Council organized more than 20 volunteers and secured materials to complete various repairs and upgrades around The Drake House property. Volunteers participated in a variety of activities including moving a storage shed, refurbishing a toy shed, building a bike rack, expanding a food storage closet and burying a drainage pipe.

"It was an honor for the Remodelers Council to participate in this great service project," said John Beach of Paces Construction Company, and chairman of the Remodelers Council. "We are proud to partner with HomeAid to assist The Drake House and the families they serve."

Those who are interested in designing, constructing or repairing structures for the homeless may benefit from enrolling in a design program.

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