National homebuilder's Atlanta division makes major impact with building industry nonprofit

ATLANTA - GeorgiaChron -- Taylor Morrison's Atlanta Division was honored with the Gold Award in the Community Service Category at the 40th Annual OBIE Awards on October 24 at the Georgia Aquarium. The OBIE Awards, sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, recognize excellence in Atlanta's home building industry. Taylor Morrison won the top award in the Community Service Category for its work with HomeAid Atlanta. Taylor Morrison contributed $81,711 to help HomeAid Atlanta build new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in metro Atlanta, helping over 2,200 people in need.

"Taylor Morrison is a company built upon community outreach, compassion for others and a commitment to be unwavering stewards to every corner of our market," said Atlanta Division President Rick Carruthers. "If we have the ability and the means to support families that are struggling, we do it as a team. That never gets old."

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Taylor Morrison remodeled a kitchen and made much needed improvements at North Georgia Angel House, donated materials from their design center to be used in future HomeAid projects, contributed financially as individuals and corporately, and almost single-handedly made HomeAid's first-ever virtual Essentials Drive to collect baby essentials, cleaning supplies, and PPE items a success.

"Our friends at Taylor Morrison Atlanta went above and beyond in support of metro Atlanta families and individuals experiencing homelessness by supporting all facets of our mission," said Mandy Crater, HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director. "Congratulations to the whole Taylor Morrison Team on being recognized for their extraordinary efforts!"

The criteria for entry in the OBIE Awards spans from June 2019 - June 2020. In addition to the efforts made for which they were recognized, Taylor Morrison returned to North Georgia Angel House to remodel a bathroom, complete exterior painting projects, and work on a new drainage issue in October 2020, continuing their commitment to build new lives with HomeAid Atlanta.

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HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that builds new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits that serve people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid has completed over 140 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

Mandy Crater
Executive Director

Source: HomeAid Atlanta
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