History of Square Foot Ministry

Square Foot Ministry (SFM) was founded in 2002 in Fayetteville, Georgia and is a faith-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The founders were anxious to put their faith into action through construction projects aimed at helping low income individuals and families attain safe, healthy homes.

 

The first home build in 2002 was in Fayetteville, Georgia for a single grandmother who was raising her grandchildren in a home that had been condemned due to an unsafe and collapsing structure.  Square Foot Ministry rallied local churches, civic organizations and businesses to volunteer and donate, and within six months a new home was built for this family.

 

Since that time the Lord has called SFM to expand our reach and impact in the south metro Atlanta area and beyond.  With the support of thousands of partners, volunteers and donors, other notable projects we have been blessed to be a part of include:

 

Neighborhood Transformation:

In the Fairmont Community of Griffin, Georgia:

  • Built 10 new homes and provided homeownership to 10 families (mostly single-working mothers with children

  • Built the Compassion House– a shelter for women that provides support and education

  • Built the Children’s Playpark on Kentucky Avenue

  • Built an addition to the Griffin Community Food Bank

 

Partnering with other non-profit organizations:

  • Built a new facility for Fayette Samaritans, a local food and clothes pantry serving at –risk individuals and families in Fayette County, GA

  • Built an addition to Promise Place, a safe house for victims of domestic violence

  • Built a facility for the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center – a counseling center for women in crisis pregnancy

  • Built a new facility for the Fayette Counseling Center – mental health services provider

  • Built shelving and other structures for Clothes Less Traveled – a thrift store that sends their profits to help support other charitable organizations

  • Built an addition to A Better Way Ministries home – a residential treatment program for young men with substance abuse

 

Emergency Relief:

  • Framed 30 houses in Pass Christian, MS following Hurricane Katrina

  • Built 3 homes for disabled veteran in Georgia

  • Over 50 home repair and handicap-access projects in the south metro Atlanta area

 

IMPACT Youth Service week:

  • Started in 2003, IMPACT provides local youth with service opportunity that has included home builds, remodeling and clean-up of community and non-profit facilities, and interaction with families and children in at-risk communities. 

  • Typically held in early June (see Upcoming Events), IMPACT is often the first faith-based service project that many of these youth have participated in.  The number of participants has been as high as 400 with plenty of adult supervision!

Join our volunteers and donors as we continue build better communities!

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Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

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Email: info@squarefootministry.org
Phone: 770-329-7736