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Brookhaven’s Blackburn Park selected for Thanksgiving Tiny House Quick Build

Post Date:11/14/2017 12:05 PM

Brookhaven, GA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Brookhaven’s Blackburn Park has been selected as the site of the Don’t Count Me Out (DCMO) Thanksgiving Tiny Home Quick Build, beginning Friday, Nov. 17. 

For three days in Blackburn Park, volunteers will build an entire tiny home in one weekend under the direction of Randy Jones of Incredible Tiny Homes, featured on HGTV, Tiny House Hunters, and Nifty Homestead.  The home will be completed by Sunday and will remain on display at Blackburn Park for one week before it is donated to a participant who successfully completed the (DCMO) Empowerment/Survival Retreat as a result of Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy’s Bailout-Release Program.

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Volunteers in Morristown TN rally at the completion of a tiny house in November 2016

“This is an exciting program that seems to address social and economic issues in a constructive and innovative way,” said Brookhaven Councilmember Bates Mattison.  “I am very happy we could host this event right here in Brookhaven.”

Through DCMO’s programs like the Bailout and Empowerment Survival retreats, persons are released from jail for low-level misdemeanors like jaywalking or driving without a license.  As a result, families are reunited and given tools to stay out of the correctional system.

"Helping others attain a new beginning, especially those who have been counted out by the world, has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember," said DCMO Executive Director Monique James.  “We believe that building and sustaining strong communities helps everyone.  Our mission is to provide positive outlets that stimulate personal growth for at-risk young people and their parents.”

Anyone who wants to participate in the Tiny House Quick Build in Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven, can do so by visiting http://www.dontcountmeoutusa.org/register-to-volunteer.html.   The build will take place Nov. 17-19.

For more information about DCMO, visit http://www.dontcountmeoutusa.org/

For more information about Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy, visit https://www.nationbuildersconference.com/judge-terrinee-gundy.html

For more information about Randy Jones of Incredible Tiny Homes, visit http://www.incredibletinyhomes.com/

 

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Media Contacts:
Callie Clark
Media Relations/DCMO
706-290-3456
cec@sdwcorp.com

 

Ann Marie Quill
Brookhaven Communications Manager
404-637-0508
annmarie.quill@brookhavenga.gov


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