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One More Move

Bouchra has moved 13 times since coming to the United States in 2007. Stability means everything to her and her family. If she and her husband, Hamid, hadn’t been accepted to Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, they would be facing another potential temporary move. This family of five, one being Bouchra’s elderly mother, is currently living…

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You are invited: #143 & #144 Home Dedications

It’s already time for our last two home dedications. The families of these homes have dug in and fulfilled their sweat equity hours, not only by working on their own homes but by supporting each other week in and week out. It has been a joy to watch the progress, we hope you have enjoyed it…

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Blessings continue for Grace with Warrick Dunn

This week, Grace and her family were recipients of the Warrick Dunn Charities Homes for the Holidays program. Through this program, they furnish homes of single-parent families, such as Grace. Grace has faced many struggles since moving to Georgia, but her faith kept her strong and determined. Her main focus has always been providing for…

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You are invited: #142 Home Dedication

It’s already time for our next home dedication. Abigail has worked so hard on her home, as well as supporting the other homeowners on either side of her. It has been fun meeting all of the volunteers and now we are excited to celebrate the completion of her new home in late October. We are almost…

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

This Saturday, September 28, is #GoodNeighborDay. Here at Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, we especially love everything about our neighbors. We love smiling at employees working in other nonprofits we share a building with. We love inviting neighbors to our home dedications. We love meeting neighbors who stop by to wish our future homeowners well. We…

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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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