Homeowners

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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Meet the New Homeowners : The Biks

The Bik Family Van Bik is a hard working family man who was looking to gather his family together under one roof. For some time he was a single father left to raise children alone. He has remarried, and he and wife Helleni, and have 2 children which makes them a family of 6. The…

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Nurturing Our Community

Gwinnett Habitat’s home repair program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), serves many clients that are elderly and/or disabled. In fact, nearly 50% of the clients fit this description. For many of these individuals, they need more than a simple repair to their home. For example, some do not own a car and rely on friends…

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Family: Taking care of each other

Building affordable homes to better those in our community is what we’ve always worked hard to accomplish. We know that helping to provide stability to a family in need highly increases the likelihood of success in all of their lives. It provides security and responsibility with a purpose. These families become our family. And who…

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The American Dream: Tragedy and Triumph

Receiving a Habitat for Humanity home has been one of the greatest blessings our family has ever received. We immigrated to America with $500 in our pockets and hopes of the American Dream in our hearts. Owning our own land and raising our family in a safe and loving home has always been central to…

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A Story About A Volunteer

It was cold and windy that morning and I decided to put on my winter jacket. I knew that I was going to spend some time outside walking around the client’s house and pointing out the needed repairs, so I wanted to be warm. When I got to the client’s house and pulled in the…

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Lula Jobir: Our Newest Home

Lula currently lives with her 65-year old mother, Worknesh and 10-year old son, Mussab in her sister’s apartment. Lula and her son share the bedroom, and her mother sleeps in the living room. Income constraints prevent them from being able to afford a larger apartment. Lula came to United States 16 years ago as an…

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Full Circle: The Habitat for Humanity Journey of Leanne DeFrancisco

Gwinnett ReStore on 12/28/2016 {Reprinted with permission by Gwinnett ReStore} Leanne DeFrancisco learned about Habitat for Humanity from a friend of the family 18 years ago after coming to Atlanta to be closer to family, and leaving a very difficult personal situation in Florida behind. Determined to make a new life for herself and two…

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So Surely Grateful

Do you ever feel like a clown in a circus, juggling all life throws at you? When life swoops in, time flies by, and sometimes, before you know it, things are out of control. One day, you have a home in good condition. And the next, you find out the deck is no longer safe,…

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