Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s 85th Home Dedication

Athens Area Habitat couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the dedication of our 85th Habitat home to Sonya Fears!

State Representative Chuck Williams, Habitat board members Susan and Dale Bogardus, homeowner Sonya Fears, and Athens Habitat executive director Spencer Frye in front of Sonya’s home

On Friday, February 17th at 5:30pm, at 180 Stonehenge Way, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and the Athens community came together to present Sonya Fears with her new home.

The home was built by and for Sonya Fears and her family through their hard work and dedication. The Fears family joined by Athens Habitat, community volunteers and sponsors celebrated this exciting new chapter in their lives. We at Athens Habitat are overjoyed with this dedication because it allows for our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope the ability to continue.

We are very proud of this event and thank everyone who was there.

Sonya with her home’s construction crew — from left to right: Elliott Deimler, Miro Weißenberg,Gary Mierzwak, Philipp Kreßmann, Leon Schmidt, and construction director Doug Carver

Additionally, we want to give a huge “thank you” to everyone who supported, sponsored, and volunteered throughout this journey.

The major sponsors are:

Silver & Archibald, LLP, local attorneys specializing in disability, workers’ compensation and injury claims, with three locations in Athens

Sonya Fears holding the keys to her new home, on the front porch with Art Archibald of the project’s prime sponsor, Silver & Archibald, LLP

Wells Fargo Bank, nationwide bank with four major locations in the Athens area

JOMA Construction, local construction organization specializing in kitchen and bath renovations, full remodels, and custom homes

Power Building Products, Athens and Northeast Georgia’s number one building materials superstore builder’s supply

First American Bank & Trust, a Georgia native bank that is all about the customer, with locations in Athens, Clayton, Watkinsville, and Winder

Our major volunteer groups include:

Dana Kerr State Farm

Ekklesia Athens

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

First American Bank & Trust

Oconee State Bank

Stephanie Wallace State Farm

UGA Libraries


UGA Rotaract

University of North GA Oconee

Wells Fargo Bank