• Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA - Georgia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA - Georgia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA - Georgia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA - Georgia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA - Georgia  - Mission Finder

Home Repair in Dahlonega, GA

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” Well, not so much anymore. But in 1828, Dahlonega was where the earliest major gold rush and discovery of gold in the U.S. was declared. Early gold coins were minted here, and Native American bands of Creeks and Cherokees called this wonderful area home. Though they are no longer in communities but scattered throughout the area, many native families remain. The gold boom was not good news for the Native Americans whose land was invaded by illegal miners. The miners raised political pressure against the Cherokee because they wanted to get the gold. The federal government forced the Native Americans west of the Mississippi River to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. Although they are not afforded state or federal recognition, these remaining families still hold on to who they are as Cherokee and Creek people.

Located in the North Georgia mountains, at the end of highway 400 which comes from Atlanta, these days this small city is consistently named as a best place to retire. Many services for older adults are found here – continuing education, festivals, and cultural activities for seniors abound.

Many retirees still need your help. The weather in the north mountains of Georgia in winter can take a toll on homes. Your efforts for all the residents in this historic city will be remembered for a long time.

Where

Dahlonega, GA

When

July 14-17, 2017

Skills

Minor Construction and carpentry skills.

What We Will Do

At the Dahlonega, GA Weekend Workcamp, your group will demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion in tangible ways through projects like… – Weatherizing homes and trailers – Reconstructing sagging porches – Significant painting projects – Interior and exterior carpentry – Other home repair projects that the homeowner cannot otherwise complete

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