The Godfrey Family
Local Non-Profit Rehabs Home in Atlanta’s Westview Neighborhood for Military Family
Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA), a non-profit organization striving to preserve and revitalize low-income homes in metro Atlanta, today announces its inaugural Board of Directors Rebuild will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in southwest Atlanta. In honor of November’s Veterans Day and RTA’s 25th Anniversary, the Board of Directors Rebuild will support a military family in need of critical home repairs. Approximately 20 Board of Directors will be onsite with their families and friends.
“It has been a very special year for RTA as we celebrated our 25th anniversary with 25 rebuilds for low-income homeowners across Atlanta. As we approached our final rebuild, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor this milestone and our mission than by coming together as an organization to support a military veteran family,” explains Camille Kesler, executive director of RTA.
The RTA Board of Directors Rebuild will benefit Maurice and Lamar Godfrey in the Westview neighborhood. Mr. Godfrey served in the U.S. Army during the 1950s at Fort Jackson in South Caroline and Fort Benning in Georgia. Married for 60 years, the Godfreys have lived in the same home for 49 years and have been on RTA’s waitlist since March 2015. Mrs. Godfrey has diabetes and limited mobility, requiring her to use a cane. Accessibility modifications to the exterior of the home is a necessity.
RTA strives toward one day ending substandard housing in Atlanta. With the combined efforts of community-oriented supporters, including volunteers and corporate sponsors, RTA facilitates necessary home repairs, such as home modifications, roofing, plumbing, painting, wall and floor repairs and more. RTA works to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly older adults, military veterans, people with disabilities and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence. Since its inception, RTA has worked on more than 900 home projects, with a market value totaling more than $3 million. RTA leverages each dollar four times through donated materials and labor, providing significant renovations at no cost to the homeowner.
“As we conclude our 25th anniversary year with this very special rebuild, RTA’s Board of Directors want to thank the hundreds of volunteers, skilled contractors, corporations, government agencies and political leaders for supporting our vision of rebuilding together in 2017,” continues Kesler. “We hope to see you again as we embark on our next 25 years of giving back to the Atlanta community.”
RTA invites its fellow Atlantans to join them as they make a sustainable community impact by renovating low-income homes. To learn more, get involved or contribute financially, please visit http://www.rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org or call 404-505-5599.
About the Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA)
Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA) is a non-profit organization striving to preserve and revitalize houses and communities in metro Atlanta. As an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. We work to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly older adults, military veterans, people with disabilities and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence. Our goal is to make a sustainable impact in partnerships with communities. Learn more at www.rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org and connect with #RebuildingATL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.