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Groundbreaking at Gigi's House

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ATLANTA - Rezul -- HomeAid Atlanta broke ground on a new home for nonprofit Gigi's House in Clayton County on April 23. Gigi's House is dedicated to serving girls ages 13-19 who are victims of sex trafficking, providing a safe home in a faith-based loving environment, trauma-informed therapy, home school, mentoring, life skills, and more.

The new ten-bedroom home will provide a safe and dignified environment for teen girls seeking refuge at Gigi's House, escaping the horrors of sex trafficking. A Builder Captain who has chosen to remain anonymous leads construction for this important project. The new home is part of an expansion at Gigi's House that will also include three additional homes for girls as well as an administrative and school building, which will be the third building on the site.  The admin/school building, which is currently in development with HomeAid and Builder Captain Meritage Homes, will serve up to 50 girls once all the homes are built.

At the April 23 groundbreaking, Sabrina Crawford, Gigi's House Founder and CEO remarked, "This occasion is bittersweet. We so appreciate your help, but we wish there was not such a great need for more space. Since we opened up in May 2018, we've served 80 girls, some as young as twelve years old, who have been victims of sex trafficking. Those are the girls we serve, and those are the girls you are helping by being here today." Other speakers at the ceremony included Georgia State Senator Brian Strickland, Community Bible Church Director of Women's Ministry Amy Davis, HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director Mandy Crater, and HomeAid Board President Lori Rousseau.

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These companies and organizations have already pledged their support for the project through donations and discounts on building materials, expertise, and funds:

Atlanta Flooring Design Centers
Atlanta Glass & Mirror
B&D Concrete
Bibb County District Attorney
Brand Vaughan Lumber Company
Brent Scarbrough & Company
Builders FirstSource (BFS)
Cecil Key Paving, Inc.
City of Lovejoy
Clayton County District Attorney
Construction Resources
Coweta County District Attorney
Darell Young Plumbing
Ernst Concrete
Henry County District Attorney
Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply
Paragon Alarm Systems
Southern Siding & Gutters
Sherwin-Williams Paints
TEC, Inc. - The Erosion Company
Whitley Engineering
Willco Electric

HomeAid Atlanta
is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. Celebrating its 20th year of service in 2021, HomeAid has completed over 140 construction projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.

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Mandy Crater, Executive Director

Source: HomeAid Atlanta
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