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Habitat Volunteers Building Three More Homes

UPS, MetLife and Bank of North Georgia are among the sponsors of these Cherokee County homes.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers were scheduled to frame the second floor walls of three homes in the Villages at Park Creek in Cherokee County for the Chase, Jacinto/Flores and Shattles families, according to Russ Hayes, CEO of Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc.

The construction for the three homes began on June 16, as more than 100 volunteers and Habitat for Humanity supporters gathered, according to the group's June 13 newsletter. This was a special group that included volunteers from UPS, a long-time Habitat-NCG house sponsor, and the friends and family of the late James Wallace Jr. whose son Jim, fondly known as "Monkey Jim" for his high work on roof trusses, is a weekly crew leader who has been volunteering with Habitat-NCG for many years. 

Jim also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity throughout the United States and overseas. He and his father participated in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Work Project for a number of years making many friends along the way. Those friends and family came together on June 15 and June 16 to honor James Wallace Jr.’s memory by both helping to build the Shattles family’s home and donating money towards the cost of its construction.

"We will dedicate these homes on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m., Hayes said.

The other sponsors of the Shattles family home are Enercon, PCL Industrial Construction Co., Schneider Electric Foundation, Travelers, the Cherokee Association of Realtors, and the Georgia Multiple Listing Services.

The Chase family’s home is sponsored by Bank of North Georgia, Generation Mortgage Company, MetLife, Santi & Associates, PC, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC, and Wells Fargo.

The UPS Foundation donated the funds for the Jacinto/Flores family’s home and UPS employees will provide all of the volunteer labor.

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