In memory of my dear parents John and Nicky Harmon, I'm raising $11,000 to refurbish an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home for a first-time home buyer.
My Dad, John Jason Harmon (1921-2010) was a WWII veteran, Episcopal minister and civil rights activist. He loved his wife and family, Two Saints in Rochester, NY, Starbucks and Abundance Food Co-op.
My Mom, Jane (Nicky) Sutherland Tuttle Harmon (1923-2005) was an Atlanta native, a neighborhood organizer and tireless worker on behalf of poor and marginalized people.
They both believed strongly in sharing their resources including their living space. Growing up, we frequently had people living with us; college students, priests, nuns, refugees and immigrants. Often when setting the table for dinner we set an extra place just in case someone joined us for a meal.
It seems fitting to remember them by raising money to renovate an Atlanta Habitat home. My parents acted on their belief that everyone deserves a safe, decent place to live by sharing their home with others.
Please join me by making a gift today to help a working family buy their first home. All donations for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity are tax deductible.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity brings together volunteers and homebuyers from diverse backgrounds who are able to learn about each other as they work, creating a stronger metro Atlanta community. Since 1983, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,150 homes, providing stability for more than 4,000 children, parents, grandparents, and grandchildren. Together we are turning blighted neighborhoods into vibrant communities where children can grow and families can thrive.