Volunteer

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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How natural disasters affect Habitat for Humanity

How natural disasters affect Habitat for Humanity The U.S. has seen its share of deadly storms this year. There have been volcanos, fires, droughts, tornados, floods, and hurricanes. Hurricanes Florance and Michael ravaged the Southeast, displacing hundreds of families, Walaka wiped a small Hawaiian island off the map, and Willa just hit Mexico last week.…

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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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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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