We're proud to honor the great work done to improve lives and communities by our team members like Southeast Region President, Terry Russell. Terry has been involved with Atlanta-area charity CHRIS 180 for over 25 years and was recently recognized as the 2019 CHRIS 180 Champion at their annual fundraising gala.
Founded in 1981, CHRIS 180 strives to ensure that children and youth living in foster care and troubled households receive the support they need. From providing counseling services and assisting in reuniting siblings in the foster care system to furnishing homes for families and building safe spaces for them to live during transitions, the CHRIS 180 team is dedicated to providing a helping hand to the people of Atlanta.
Terry Russell learned about CHRIS 180 in the late 1980s and quickly became involved, assisting in fundraising efforts and important community welfare projects like rebuilding rooms at emergency housing facilities. In 2003, Terry was asked to become a board member for the nonprofit and bring his talents to the team.
Terry spearheaded a project to build a new duplex and three single-family homes specifically for CHRIS 180 families in need which was funded entirely through donations. Reaching out to partners he had worked with throughout the years, Terry was able to call on his Stanley Martin Homes business connections to obtain design plans, surveying, materials, titles and eventually closing contracts at no cost. The project, which took around a year to complete, became a much-needed safe space for families relocating from shelters in Atlanta.
Congratulations on this incredible recognition, Terry – we couldn’t be prouder! To learn more about CHRIS 180 and how you can get involved, click here.
Read more on our Southeast Region President, Terry Russell, and his partnership with the Atlanta-area charity, CHRIS 180!
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