HomeAid Atlanta and the Whitefield Academy Men’s Fraternity recently teamed up to complete a series of HomeAid Care Days at SafeHouse Outreach, an Atlanta nonprofit with a mission to effect real change in the lives of those in the margins of society.
The two groups worked at SafeHouse on three Saturdays in November and December, totaling close to 300 man hours in prepping the home for a complete renovation.
Budget Dumpster donated three dumpsters for use during the Care Days.
In 2017, HomeAid will complete a total renovation of the apartment building, as well as a single-family home also owned by SafeHouse that will provide housing for more than 17 homeless individuals participating in SafeHouse’s Career Development Program as well as program staff housing.
“It has been a tremendous honor working with Whitefield Academy and HomeAid as they have taken the lead to organize and facilitate three work days.
I’m excited to have such support from Whitefield Academy, HomeAid and SafeHouse Outreach to partner in our work to impact lives in a positive way,” said Josh Bray, executive director of SafeHouse Outreach.
Remarking on the fact that Whitefield, HomeAid and SafeHouse share similar missions and principles, Shawn Ryan, volunteer and member of the Whitefield Academy’s Men’s Fraternity said, “It has been a blessing for Whitefield dads to come together with HomeAid and SafeHouse to lend time and know that the purpose and goal are very much in the heart of Christ — transforming lives.”
Celebrating 20 years in Smyrna, Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for students in grades PreK4 through 12.
The Men’s Fraternity group consists of fathers who actively participate in, and support the mission of the school while enjoying friendship and personal growth based on biblical principles of authentic manhood and spiritual leadership of the home.