O’Dwyer Homes Continues Legacy of Caring

Building industry nonprofit HomeAid Atlanta partnered with O’Dwyer Homes for a HomeAid Care Day at PUSH Ministry on March 8. Care Days are HomeAid’s hands-on volunteer workdays that provide free-of-charge facility work for nonprofits providing housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. PUSH Ministry is a Community Housing Development Organization with a mission to provide access and opportunity to affordable housing and assist families in becoming self-sufficient.

O’Dwyer Homes employees completed clean out and targeted demo at 14 PUSH Ministry apartments. When fully renovated, the apartments will provide much-needed affordable housing to veterans and other community members at risk of homelessness. Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and donations of materials in support of this Care Day, HomeAid Atlanta provided a savings of more than $7,000 for PUSH Ministry.

“We are very grateful to have such a great partner in HomeAid, to bring such skilled workers from O’Dwyer Homes to come out and help us fix these units up and get them ready for people in need of housing,” said Majesty Gayle, PUSH Ministry president.

O’Dwyer Homes is a longtime supporter of HomeAid Atlanta. President Dan O’Dwyer has led major HomeAid construction projects over the years, including renovating two apartment buildings to create the first and only emergency shelter for women with children in north Fulton County at The Drake House in 2006. In 2018, he led the transformation of two additional apartment buildings to help establish The Drake Village (winning HomeAid Atlanta’s 2018 Builder of the Year Award). O’Dwyer Homes has also participated in several Care Days, HomeAid’s annual Essentials Drive, and much more. Dan served on HomeAid’s board of directors from 2005-2015, and currently serves on HomeAid Atlanta’s Project Development Committee. “We have a responsibility to provide and care for our neighbors in times of need,” said Dan O’Dwyer.

This was HomeAid Atlanta’s first Care Day of 2024. Since 2008, HomeAid has completed over 100 Care Days, providing a savings of over $1.4 million for metro Atlanta nonprofits.

HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, with a mission to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness build new lives through construction, community engagement, and education. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid has completed 200 construction projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes, and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.