Volunteer

Jan Hadden leaves legacy on Family Selection Committee

Members of the Gwinnett Habitat staff and Homeowner Selection Committee said a bittersweet goodbye last month to one of our long-term volunteers, Jan Hadden. For 14 years Jan has been involved in the homeowner selection process and had served as Committee Chair until 2016. In a final note of appreciation, Hadden shared, “Saying goodbye to…

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Volunteer Spotlight – John Fitzharris

April, 2015 For the past 15 years, John Fitzharris has helped build homes for 105 of Gwinnett County’s families in need.   After working as one of the Thursday Crew at Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, John, a Gwinnett County resident himself, will be leaving Georgia to embark upon a new adventure in Columbia, South Carolina. “Fitz,”…

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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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Habitat is a Ministry

Gwinnett Habitat gets many requests from volunteers who want to help, but this particular email came from Habitat for Humanity International. The Finance Department from the international office in Atlanta wanted to volunteer with the home repair program called A Brush With Kindness. While their professional jobs may have been in nance, the volunteer group…

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Grant Funds and Donations Bring Community Together

Low-income elderly and disabled homeowners in Gwinnett County have friends in high places who wanted to help them remain in their homes where their support networks are. Primerica, Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Jackson EMC Foundation and the Community Foundation for NE Georgia awarded us funding this spring to help meet the needs of these low-income…

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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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Local Girl Scout Troop Earns Bronze Badge

Girl Scout Troop 4535 – Norcross Service Unit Receives Bronze Award for Building Birdhouses for Habitat Homeowners In order for Troop 4535 Girl Scout Juniors to earn their Bronze Award they had to complete a Girl Scout Journey.  They completed the aMuse Journey during their 1st year of Juniors.  Through the aMuse Journey our Scouts learned…

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