From left are new Habitat homeowner Christina Vonnordeck and her son, house build leader Jim Ney; NW Metro Atlanta Habitat CEO Jessica Gill; St. Joseph Catholic Church of Marietta Monsignor John Walsh; new homeowner Rochelle Gamble with her two sons; and NW Metro Atlanta Habitat board chair Mike Christian.

The 2019 Cobb County Catholic Habitat Coalition, in partnership with Smyrna-based NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, dedicated the final two houses of the year on Nov. 16 for the Gamble and Vonnordeck families.

The houses are located on Old Bankhead Highway in Mableton. The first nails were hammered on both homes in September for both single mothers and their children.

The coalition is in its 27th year and has built and dedicated 44 homes since 1993. It is comprised of six churches — The Catholic Church of St. Ann, St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, The Catholic Church of The Transfiguration, Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

“No other Habitat coalition in our organization has remained dedicated as long and faithfully as the Cobb Catholic Coalition,” said Jessica Gill, CEO of NW Metro Atlanta Habitat. “And it is not just an annual build — coalition members serve tirelessly year-round as board and construction committee members, house leaders, crew leaders and in many volunteer roles that support our mission.”

For more information, call 770-432-7954 or visit www.nwmetroatlantahabitat.org.


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