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Twilight 2013

The Terrapin Twilight Bike Race is one of the most popular events in Athens, and it benefits Athens Habitat for Humanity! This year, the 2013 Twilight Bike Race will be on April 26-27th. While the main event is the bike race, there are also many other events in Athens for the race.


Second Ground Breaking at Tillman Place

We will be holding a ground breaking ceremony for our second house (of five total) at TIllman Place this week! This ceremony is held to symbolize the beginning of construction of a new Habitat home, in which we are taking the first step to starting the project: "breaking ground."


Athens Home and Garden Show

The purpose of the Athens Home and Garden Show is to educate and inform the Athens Area consumer about the products and services available to them from the builder and associate members of the Athens Area Home Builders Association. The show also serves as a fund raising event for the Association and as a service project in which the consumer can become a part of!


Always Progressing

We've been hard at work on both our Simmons Street Duplexes as well as our Beau Harvey Home! If you can recall, our Simmons Street Duplexes are in a historically troubled area of Athens.


Eat, Drink, House Many

On October 17th Square One Fish Co will be hosting a fundraiser that will benefit Athens Habitat! A five course dinner, complete with wine pairings, will be served. The menu and wine pairings can be viewed above. The price for the dinner is $44 plus gratuity, and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds will be given to the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity!


Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Celebrates World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is a day to recognize the basic need for adequate shelter in a world where it is lacking for so many - a day for grassroots action throughout the world, starting in our community.


We're Looking for Volunteers!

Jittery Joe's 5th Annual Fall Classic Century We are looking for volunteers to help out with our Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century Bike Ride! We need volunteers to help distribute food and water to bike riders, help set up the event, to be at the Sag Stops to provide the bikers with support, help out with the fall festival, and to help clean up after the event is over.


Changing the Community One House at a Time

Simmons Street is in the middle of a historically troubled area of Athens, suffering from high crime and drug problems. Habitat for Humanity has established a presence in the community by building communities like the Carpenter's Circle, located off Burney Street, and acquiring a number of rental properties in this area, hoping to create a better living situation. These


Athens Area Habitat Humanity commemorates a year after Beau Harvey passes away

July 20th marked 1 year since the death of Beau Harvey, a beloved former employee. We have since begun construction


Groundbreaking of the Beau Harvey Habitat Home

The groundbreaking process on the Beau Harvey Habitat Home was a huge success!


The Foundation at East Broad Dedication

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the dedication of The Foundation at East Broad this past Friday.


Athens Habitat for Humanity is now on Pinterest!

Athens Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce we have just joined Pinterest! We want to invite all of our supporters to visit our link and view the refurnished handy work of our very own Mr. Green.


National Homeownership Month 2012

Homeownership has long been the cornerstone of the American Dream. It provides more than shelter for your family and a home for your most valuable treasures. Homeownership is a symbol of prosperity that is achieved by more Americans each year with the help of innovative builders, improvements in the access to capital, and the myriad of government and industry programs developed to help make homeownership a reality.


Merigold Festival!

Winterville held is annual Springtime Merigold Festival this past weekend. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the sunshine by joining in the parade, construction hats and all!


Beau Harvey Memorial Bench Dedication

This past Saturday, April 14th, Athens Habitat gathered with friends, family, supporters, volunteers and loved one's of our former employee, Beau Harvey. Mr. Harvey's role as an advocate for Habitat for Humanity has been admired and revered by many in the Athens community


Athen's Habitat for Humanity's 21st Annual Silver & Archibald Run/Walk for Home 5K

Check out the photos from our 21st Annual Silver & Archibald Run/Walk for Home 5K!


New from EHARP

Check out the new handicap ramp we built through our program EHARP!


Check out ReStore featuring Mr. Green!

For those who don't know, Athens Habitat for Hummanity has a pretty nifty thriftstore filled with a variety of donated goods such as clothing, electronics, furniture, and most important of all, great bargains. Come out here to 532 Barber Street to find awesome deals and chic finds!


Thank You to the Athens Lions Club

This past week, the Athens Lions Club was so kind to think of one of Habitat's tenants on Thanksgiving. The local Lions Club chapter donated Thanksgiving dinner to Ms. Linda James a new resident at one of Habitat's apartments.t


Habitat supports Athens Homeless Shelter's Harvest for the Homeless

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity supports the Athens Homeless Shelter's annual fundraiser Harvest for the Homeless. The event at Hotel Indigo on November 10th at 6pm. Habitat wishes them the best in their fundraising efforts.