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Community Businesses Come Together to Help Habitat Homebuyer

While the negative events of 2020 overwhelmed many throughout the area, one family found a ray of hope as several community businesses came together in partnership with West Georgia Habitat for Humanity to help them build their home in Carrollton. In addition to the financial support received from many individuals and businesses, over 25 local businesses donated or discounted materials and labor to help a single mother of two teenage daughters build their Habitat home. The family now has an affordable mortgage with a 20-year, no-interest loan with Habitat for Humanity.

The project began in October, and despite many delays due to COVID-19 was finished in January. Construction of the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home was a blessing for the family and the Carrollton community, highlighting the fact that despite the trying times the city can come together to provide a hand up for others. The businesses who participated include:

  • 84 Lumber
  • Addison-Smith Mechanical, a long-time partner with The City Menus
  • Arthur Cabinets
  • Builder’s Surplus
  • Carrollton Winnelson
  • Cranford Paint
  • D&M Masonry
  • Danny Davis Trucking
  • Georgia and West
  • Harrison Cornice and Siding
  • Home Depot and Glidden Paint
  • J Plascenia Construction
  • Jerry’s Plumbing
  • Knight’s Drywall
  • Pioneer
  • Plywood Case
  • Quality Bilt Trusses
  • RA-LIN
  • RAM Tool
  • Sand-Stone
  • Smith Brothers Supply Co
  • Southeastern Flooring
  • Southwire
  • Synergy
  • Tafolla’s
  • Thompson Grading
  • United Rentals
  • Wayne Davis Concrete
  • West Georgia Container
  • West Georgia Electrical
  • West Georgia Resources

Jennifer Shunn, Executive Director of West Georgia Habitat for Humanity, says,”The importance of housing was magnified in 2020 as we had shelter-in-place orders. The number of people without access to adequate housing is staggering. We are humbled by the generosity of our financial donors and all the businesses that contributed to make our 38th Habitat home a reality. Through shelter we empower families to build a better future, and we couldn’t do that without the support of all of our community partners.”

Tim Brewer, CEO of Addison Smith Mechanical, one of the project partner businesses and long-time advertiser with The City Menus, commented, “It is with great pride Addison Smith partnered with other community volunteers on the recent Habitat for Humanity build. Addison Smith realizes that home is where all things converge–stability, safety, learning, and even conquering struggles. That is why it is so important for our team to be a part of this organization to get a glimpse of the difference we all can make for those seeking to provide a stable future for their families. I would encourage everyone to be involved.”

For more information about West Georgia Habitat for Humanity and to learn how you can get involved, visit https://westgahabitat.org/.

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Kevin is a reporter for The City Menus. A 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, he moved out of state briefly before returning to the Carroll County community in 2013. He enjoys seeing and writing about the growth in Carrollton and surrounding communities.