Glenn Memorial UMC
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Habitat for Humanity

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Building a Habitat House 
Building a Habitat House
Completed Habitat House

Glenn's Habitat Program Needs You!

Our 2014 build is scheduled for August 2 - September 20. See below to sing-up!

Address and Contact

519 Memorial Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312

The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity office and warehouse are located in Grant Park off I-20.  Our office and the ReStore are directly across from the Historic Oakland Cemetery.  Our warehouse fronts on Woodward Avenue, directly behind the office.

Purpose of Organization

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.  HFH seeks to eliminate poverty, housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities safe, decent, affordable shelter.

Volunteer Opportunities

Each year for the last twenty years, Glenn Memorial has worked with a partner church to build a Habitat House.  Each house requires 15 volunteers from each church for seven Saturdays, plus a food crew to provide lunch.  Volunteers at all skill levels are welcome to build on site, make sandwiches, or deliver the meal one or more Saturdays during each “build.”

Glenn Contact

Jennifer Scott-Ward

Additional Information


Projected Build Schedule – Tasks by Day



Day 1*

Aug 2


Build exterior and interior walls in warehouse

Clear crawlspace

Set floor joists and lay floor decking

Sheath wall panels and install exterior walls

Install interior walls

Tie walls together, straighten and brace

Install front porch deck, columns, and beams

Prep and install roof trusses



Day 2

Aug 9


Install windows and trim packages

Install interior framing – wind bracing, deadwood, and attic stairs

Deck and felt roof

Install sub-fascia, barge rafters and drip edge

Build side porch and ramp

Install exterior trim and set-up for siding

Begin siding



 Day 3

 Aug 16


Shingle roof

Insulate walls and ceiling

Continue siding and begin caulking



 Day 4

 Aug 23


Finish siding and caulking

Begin painting exterior – siding, foundation, window trim

Begin interior painting



 Day 5

 Sept 6


Continue exterior painting

Finish interior painting

Install baseboard, window sills and miscellaneous interior trim

Install kitchen cabinets and countertops

Begin soffit and fascia



 Day 6

 Sept 13


Touch up exterior painting

Finish soffit and fascia

Finish interior painting

Install doorknobs and bathroom hardware

Install porch and ramp railings



 Day 7

 Sept 20


Clean house interior

Touch up interior painting

Complete miscellaneous items

Rake and clear lot






* All Day 1 volunteers meet at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity warehouse.  All other build days begin at the construction site.