Cobb EMC Community Foundation helps Dedicate Habitat Home to Veteran

Cobb EMC Community Foundation helps Dedicate Habitat Home to Veteran

Cobb EMC Community Foundation, Citi Retail Services, Lockheed and The Home Depot Foundation Dedicate Habitat Home to Veteran


Mableton, GA – Representatives from Cobb EMC Community Foundation, Citi Retail Services, Lockheed and The Home Depot Foundation gathered on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, to dedicate a NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Home in Mableton, GA.

The corporate sponsors dedicated their build to US Army veteran Matthew H. Matthew served in the Persian Gulf War and was honorably discharged after suffering an injury in 1993. No longer able to work, Matthew reached out to the VA for housing assistance through a supportive housing program for veterans. Through this program, he was introduced to Habitat for Humanity and given the opportunity to own a home.

"Thanks to the generous support of Cobb EMC members, we're proud to partner with NW Metro Atlanta Habitat to help provide this deserving veteran and family an affordable home and to make their dream come true," said John Umphlett, chairman of the Cobb EMC Community Foundation.

"We are humbled and grateful for Matthew’s service and sacrifice and are honored to dedicate this brand new home to him and his family,” says David McGinnis, CEO of NW Metro Atlanta Habitat. “We are also very fortunate to have these great sponsors and their volunteers who uphold our mission to provide affordable housing for deserving families, which includes our veterans.”

“This is the best day of my life”, Matthew stated. “The opportunity to become a homeowner is a blessing to me and my family. It’s what we’ve been praying for,” Matthew said. “I will definitely give back to the organization that has done so much for me.”



Cobb Electric Membership Corporation, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 180,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of 9,204 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 196,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs. For more information, visit, or follow Cobb EMC on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

About NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of the international organization, works with the community to provide safe, decent, affordable homes to deserving, well-qualified families in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the affiliate has built over 460 homes since 1986. For more information, visit


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