On September 19, a beautiful fall day, some 20 members of the Atlanta chapter of Professional Women in Building joined representatives of the GAHBA Remodelers Council to help paint a deck, landscape, and assist on a number of other projects at the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur.
“We were so excited to have the assistance of two HBA groups for this event,” says Jean Hilyard, Executive Director of HomeAid. “The Remodelers Council and the Atlanta Professional Women in Building Council made a huge difference in just one day.”
HomeAid Atlanta Builder of the Year in 2012, James MacDowell of Unique Homes and Renovations and his crew painted the inside of the dining hall. Its walls had been a ‘challenging pink color’ for more than 20 years.
From 8:30AM til about 2:30PM, the volunteers, including GSG’s Louise Plonowski, rolled up their sleeves and went to work all over the 93-acre campus in the middle of Decatur. In addition to one group who sanded and stained a deck attached to one of the buildings, another group did a lot of heavy cleaning inside one of the housing units, while a third set of hard workers cleared (pretty tall) underbrush at the bank leading to the entrance of the UMCH community. Christine Batten manned the industrial weed-eater like a pro!
HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta HBA. HomeAid builds new lives for families and homeless individuals through housing and community outreach.
About United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH)
UMCH provides redemptive, healing service that bring meaningful change to the lives of children and families. All of UMCH’s services are aimed at preventing the breakup of families, restoring and healing separated families, or teaching teens and young adults how to create successful and meaningful lives for their own future families.