Donated vehicles help build homes in Cherokee Co.
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Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia hosted a Cars for Homes National Build Week event last weekend in Woodstock. Volunteers framed three homes that are being funded through proceeds from vehicles donated to the Habitat program. <br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia hosted a Cars for Homes National Build Week event last weekend in Woodstock. Volunteers framed three homes that are being funded through proceeds from vehicles donated to the Habitat program.
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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WOODSTOCK — Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia hosted a Cars for Homes National Build Week event last weekend at a three-house project in the Villages at Park Creek neighborhood in Woodstock.

Volunteers framed three homes that are being funded through proceeds from vehicles donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program.

Cars for Homes, Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program, provides donors with a quick and easy process for donating cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build decent, affordable shelter in local communities.

Habitat-North Central GA has raised more than $50,000 through the Cars for Homes initiative since the first donation was made to the affiliate in 2006.

“Many people do not realize that Habitat for Humanity accepts car donations,” said Randy Brown, construction manager, for Habitat-North Central Georgia. “It is an easy and convenient way to get rid of an old or new car while supporting Habitat for Humanity.”

Volunteers, new homeowners and vehicle donors participating in the Cars for Homes National Build Week can be seen wearing T-shirts with artwork created by Stone Soup comic strip artist, Jan Elliot, for the program.

The program distributes revenue from the sale of donated vehicles to local Habitat affiliates based on the zip code of the donor or to Habitat programs or affiliates specified by donors.

More than 1,150 Habitat affiliates nationwide and six Habitat national offices around the world have received funding from the program.

To date, more than $13 million has been generated for affiliates through the recycling of donated vehicles.

“Recycling used or idle vehicles helps Habitat for Humanity fund its mission at the local level in communities across the country,” said Marcia Rundle, director of the Cars for Home Program. “We sincerely thank donors from North Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee, and Dawson counties and all Cars for Homes donors for their support helping families nationwide in need of affordable housing.”

Cars for Homes is a registered trademark for Habitat for Humanity and to learn more about the program visit: www.habitat.org/carsforhomes.

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