Originally posted Saturday, March 30, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Krushetta Holt, a life-long Atlanta resident mother with three sons, helped put up siding with volunteers for her future Habitat for Humanity brick-covered cottage this past Thursday.
But two of them happened to be HGTV’s most popular personalities: “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott, who have been Habitat ambassadors for many years.
“They are amazing!” said Holt, a medical front office employee who said her house will be finished next month and ready to move in early June. “I always watch their shows!”
The Scott brothers are in town to promote Habitat’s national “Home is the Key” campaign to raise awareness and funds for affordable housing. They love the idea behind the organization’s mission and noted that Habitat over four decades has built more than 1,600 homes in metro Atlanta alone via Atlanta Habitat and tens of thousands worldwide.
And for Krushetta, they surprised her by flying in her 25-year-old son, who is in the Army. She hadn’t seen him in more than a year.
“Big tears, lots of joy,” Jonathan said. “The house will absolutely transform things for her.”
Lisa Gordon, the CEO of Atlanta Habitat, said Krushetta has been a long-time supporter of Habitat. “It’s almost like paying it forward,” she said. “She was already volunteer labor before she became a home owner.”
Gordon loves the Scott brothers. “They look to reinvest in the community on their shows,” she said and that aligns with Habitat’s mission. “They are so natural. They just made it fun to build with them. It’s awesome.”
The very busy brothers, who spend 10 months out of the year shooting their various HGTV shows, are familiar with the metro Atlanta.They shot 32 episodes in 2013 and 2014 in this area over 10 months.
“We loved it,” said Drew. “We’ve been back a few times.” He said they actually came back last year to check in on some of the home owners to see if they had done much with the remodels.
“Either we go back and everything is the same,” Jonathan said. “Or we got back and the kids ruined it all!”
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