Construction

Meet Shannon + Family

Photo Credit: Gena Ford Photography Meet Shannon, and her three young children. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Shannon’s parents are Habitat homeowners. They are actually the ones that encouraged her to apply! Shannon, although young at the time, recalls the building process as very family orientated and brought many culture together. After completing school, she moved…

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Meet Abigail + Carlos

Meet Abigail Valdez and her 7 year old son, Carlos. Abigail works in the registration office at a Gwinnett County elementary school. Currently renting a basement apartment, they have endured years of flooding and living in cramped corners. Abigail states that if it wasn’t for Carlos, she would not have started the application process for…

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Meet Grace + family

Meet Grace and her three children, Scott, Julian and Poleen. Before her home build began, we had the opportunity to interview her and meet her children. Grace, a single parent, is from South Sudan. After moving to Georgia, she felt rejected by many people until she found a community within her church. When another Habitat…

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Meet Octavia + Olandria

Meet Octavia and her sister, Olandria (Octavia is on the right.) She was accepted as a future homeowner with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity in December of 2017. We began working on her new home in April of 2019 and are wrapping it up this August. In the year between being accepted and beginning her build,…

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Meet Jamie + Noah

We are proud to introduce Jamie and her son Noah. They are the fifth of five homes on a 1.07 acre lot and #GwinnettBuild144. They are also part of our Thrivent Financial Faith Build. We sat down with Jamie and her son this past Spring as the construction season was just getting started to hear…

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Gwinnett Habitat Attains 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator two years in a row! This highest possible rating verifies that Gwinnett Habitat adheres to sector best practices, executes its mission in a financially efficient way, and has strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. President of Charity Navigator,…

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The American Dream

We all have dreams of different sizes. Zulfa’s dream was that of a young Ethiopian girl moving to America to grow up and live a better life. So, she and her younger brother stepped foot in American in 1991. Immediately she began to create goals and plan her life. She wanted to go to school…

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When butterflies appear

Tomorrow we are dedicating Gwinnett home #134 in Loganville to Jaime Paige and her four children. Her experience with this build and homeownership is one that will leave your heart full of joy and excitement for their future. After a period of many bad times, including homelessness, Jaime has been able to see the light…

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