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January 19, 2020

Flying Ice Bowl Lands in Athens

“No wimps, no whiners” is the motto of the Flying Ice Bowl, the first PDGA Ice Bowl tournament to be held in Athens, GA. Who in their right mind would play disc golf in February, come rain, sun, or snow? Well, perhaps folks who want to raise money for a good cause without having to Read More

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November 4, 2019

Upbuilding: Fall 2019

Building the Community | The Giving Spirit | Volunteer Spotlight | Local Partners | What We’re Up To | Homeowner Tips Greetings, Habitat nation! It’s been an exciting summer for us here at Athens Hab, with an innovative new project getting off the ground (see the Local Partners section) and new homes going up (see Read More

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October 7, 2019

Athens Hab Makes Space for Public Art and Music

It’s October in Athens and the pianos are turning bright colors around town. That’s right, it’s not just the leaves that are brightening up! This fall, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the Athens Area Arts Council, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, and a team of local artists are collaborating on a really cool project called Read More

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September 6, 2019

Historic Church Site to be Restored in Athens, GA

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Athens, GA, on a small lot behind the Whitehead Road Elementary School, lies a mostly forgotten memorial to the history of this town and this country. Once at the heart of a vibrant community, it’s now overgrown with vines and saplings, easy to pass by if you don’t Read More

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August 6, 2019

Accent Roofing Gives Back to Athens with Donated Roof

A couple months ago, we got a phone call — the kind of call we love to hear. It was a roofing company, Accent Roofing, asking if we knew anyone in Athens who was in need of a roof but didn’t have the resources to fix it themselves. And of course, we did. In fact, Read More

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August 6, 2019

Upbuilding: Summer 2019

Building the Community | The Giving Spirit | Volunteer Spotlight | Local Partners | What We’re Up To | Homeowner Tips Greetings, Habitat nation! Welcome to the first quarterly edition of our new online newsletter, where you can find out what we’re building, who we’re helping, and how our partners are helping us to build Read More

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June 11, 2019

Athens Habitat’s Paul Dorsey Gets Award Nod

If you shop or donate at the Habitat thrift on Barber Street in Athens, there’s a good chance you’ve met Paul Dorsey, Jr. Tall, gregarious, and with a seemingly inborn urge to help others, Paul has been a fixture at the stores for nearly two decades, all the way back to the days when the Read More

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June 10, 2019

Ladies’ Charity Skeet Shoot Raises $24,000 for Athens Habitat

In its first year in Georgia, the Ladies’ Charity Skeet Classic raised more than $24,000 for Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. That’s enough to renovate an entire rental unit to house a formerly homeless veteran, or pay for one-fourth of a newly constructed house. Women came from 13 states across the country to compete in Read More

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February 21, 2019

How to Build a House with a Shotgun

2019 Ladies’ Charity Skeet Classic in Covington, GA, will help Athens Area Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for low-income residents Every year, women from around the country gather together to shoot stuff up for a good cause. They’ve been doing it for a quarter century now, and they are really good at it! The Read More

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February 8, 2019

“Helping others transcends all the politics”

Every January, supporters of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity host a gala for the Committee of 1000, a group of donors dedicated to Habitat’s mission of providing housing to local families who otherwise would never be able to have a home of their own. This year’s keynote speaker was Michael Thurmond, author of A Story Read More

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December 17, 2018

Michael Thurmond to speak at Athens Area Habitat gala

Georgia political leader and author Michael L. Thurmond will speak at the annual Athens Area Habitat for Humanity gala on January 24th, 2019. The son of a Clarke County sharecropper, Mr. Thurmond went on to become an attorney, state representative, head of Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services, Georgia commissioner of labor, and CEO Read More

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October 24, 2018

Habitat ReStore manager shares his passion for music in Athens

If you’re a customer of Athens Habitat’s east side ReStore, you’ve probably met assistant manager Will Pogue. But you probably didn’t know that Will is also the president of the Classic City Band. And if you don’t know what the Classic City Band is, have we got a Halloween treat for you! “We are the longest Read More

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October 1, 2018

Athens Area Habitat celebrates World Habitat Day

  Every year, Habitat for Humanity improves the living conditions of more than 3 million people around the world. Even for folks who are involved with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, it’s easy to forget just how much work Habitat does around the world. Here at Athens Area Habitat, we’re wrapping up the multi-year Read More

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October 1, 2018

The “Committee” That Builds Homes … and Hope

There’s an old joke — “for God so loved the world, He did not send a committee”. But in Athens, GA, there’s a committee that’s been quietly building, renovating, and repairing homes for low-income neighbors since the early ’90s. They’re called the “Committee of 1000” and they support the mission of their local Habitat for Read More

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September 19, 2018

Celebrating Madison County, GA

If you like good food, live music, and a lively auction, well, you’re in luck because Madison County Habitat for Humanity is hosting their Celebrate Madison County event this Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, in Hull, GA, with proceeds benefitting the local Habitat’s mission to provide affordable housing in the area. Madison County Habitat is celebrating Read More

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