Last week, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity opened a caller ReStore determination connected Old National National Highway successful South Fulton.
Mayor of South Fulton William Edwards on with Atlanta Habitat Board Chair Danielle Cheung and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Gordon attended the ribbon cutting.
In the parking batch are 2 electrical car charging stations, which are the archetypal to look successful the metropolis of South Fulton. The 30,000 square-foot installation sits connected 6.2 acres of land. Even those who don’t person Habitat for Humanity homes are invited to store astatine the store and assemblage center.
“This is specified a historical infinitesimal for us. It’s our largest enlargement successful our 38-year past of Atlanta Habitat,” Gordon said. “Back successful 2015, erstwhile I joined the team, we had a slogan to accidental ‘build, thrive, and grow’. And portion of our ‘grow’ and our strategical program was to beryllium successful South Fulton and to beryllium present arsenic a contiguous unit and to beryllium a portion of this community. This precise gathering has its intent successful serving our families successful South Fulton and our ngo of advancing homeownership.”
The extremity for the ReStore is to assistance Atlanta Habitat for Humanity service 1,200 families by 2025. The enactment went from helping 50 families successful 2016 to astir 150 each year. In 2019, they served implicit 200 families.
“In the past 5 years, we person invested successful our communities $40 million,” Gordon said. “This installation was an concern of implicit $6 cardinal successful the South Fulton community. We felt it was important to beryllium a portion of the economical development.”
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity plans to assistance those who unrecorded successful South Fulton with their 2nd ReStore and East Point and Fairburn.
“We privation [residents of these communities] to beryllium capable to reside safely successful their homes,” Gordon said. “In this past twelvemonth during the pandemic, it’s been much important than ever to person a harmless spot to live.”
The opening of the ReStore took Atlanta Habitat for Humanity 5 years to complete.
“We really adopted our strategical program successful 2016,” Gordon said. “Part of that strategical program was that we were going to grow into the metropolis of South Fulton and service portion of our geographic country that we conscionable hadn’t been capable to serve. And so, from the clip we launched that successful May of 2016 we had to fig retired ‘How are we going to bash this? What does the enlargement mean?’
After the conception of this project, Gordon and her squad moved connected to backing and selecting onshore successful a determination that was perfect for serving the assemblage they were passionate astir helping. Gordon is excited to spot what was conscionable an thought beryllium brought to completion.