Georgia Bulletin

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Melissa Middleton, Geoff Jones and Greg Cothran, from left, assist with installing the kitchen cabinets at a new home for military veterans. The renovation was a project organized by the Knights of Columbus at St. Lawrence Church, Lawrenceville, to open homes for homeless veterans and their families. Jones works at the Home Depot, while Middleton and Cothran are volunteers from the Atlanta Jeepers organization.


Lawrenceville houses renovated to shelter homeless vets

Published January 8, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE—St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus Council 13052, in Lawrenceville, partnered with local organizations such as the IMPACT Group, the Home Depot Foundation, and other area volunteer groups, to renovate two houses in Gwinnett County for homeless veterans and their families.

During six months, the volunteers contributed more than 850 hours and more than $8,000 in appliances, supplies and equipment to ready the homes. Veterans and family members moved into the homes after the volunteers’ efforts.

The buildings will serve as temporary housing, to provide shelter for future veterans and their families until they are able to move into permanent homes.