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Lovejoy, GA

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More Perfect Union knows the American Dream is no longer alive and well. We’re an organization who brings together like-minded citizens to put the future of a more unified America back in our own hands. And in July, as we celebrate what Independence means for our nation, we’re walking the walk and helping hardworking families build their own homes.

We invite you to join other neighbors and local families for our July 16, 2022 Day of Service. Together, we’ll be helping two persevering families carve out their futures and meeting a host of Georgia neighbors who all believe service is a true pillar of a promising nation.

Ready to meet the families working hard to make their American Dream possible?

Nilka lives to be a good mom. As a breast cancer survivor, she’s taught her children the value of perseverance and she works hard every day to make her kids proud. As a mother of three, she wants the peace of mind and stability that comes with owning a home. She’s not a stranger to stress and struggle; Nilka became a mother at 17, but that didn’t stop her from getting her Bachelor’s degree from a local university. Living in overcrowded conditions put stress on her family, but now it’s time for their breakthrough.

Shakilya is also a mom of three energetic boys, and her American Dream is a safe outdoor space for them and a place they can be proud of. Getting by hasn’t always been easy, it’s been a downright bumpy road that’s brought tears many times, but she’s never given up hope. Grateful for this opportunity to work alongside neighbors like you, Shakilya looks forward to hosting her first family game night for her boys–at home.

We are partnering with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to help these two families–and we can’t do it without you.

Join us at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Lovejoy, GA to help build these families’ future with our own hands.

By helping each other as neighbors, we help ourselves.

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About the Atlanta Chapter

More Perfect Union’s inaugural Chapter is in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta is home to several historical movements that have changed the course of American history. Its community embodies the work at MPU aims to achieve. Atlanta is a microcosm of America – a contrast and blend between old and new, black and white, south and urban.

The ATL Chapter is a place where folks from varying backgrounds can come together to serve their communities, connect over breaking bread, and learn from local leaders.

Visit the Atlanta Chapter Page
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Chapter Leader

Mary Tobin

Communications Lead
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Mary has over 19 years of leader development, project management, community engagement, public speaking experience and she currently serves in the Biden-Harris administration as the Senior Advisor for Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and Military Family Initiatives at AmeriCorps. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the New York Institute of Technology.

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Chapter Leader

Shon Westfall

Logistics Lead
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Shon Westfall served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Team Leader completing multiple tours overseas in high-threat regions throughout Central and Southeast Asia. Today, he is the Vice President of Cyber Investigations for SecureLumen Technologies, a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

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Chapter Leader

Terrill McFarland

Civics Lead
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Terrill serves as Deputy Director of Military Health Programs at Kaiser Permanente where she manages Tricare’s military line of business in the Georgia region and a budget of $1M. She’s developed comprehensive multi-year diversity, equity, and inclusion partnerships for Kaiser Permanente. Prior to this, she was the National VP of Military Operations at The National Boys and Girls Club of America. In this role, Terrill enhanced corporate partnerships, grew the youth engagement membership by 122%, and established an Advisory Council for military programs.

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Chapter Leader

Imarii Poindexter

ATL Brickyard Captain
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Imarii Poindexter has 8 years of Talent Acquisition, Risk Management, liaising, and Community Engagement. Currently working with Emory Healthcare Veterans Program she is continuing to serve those who have served as an Outreach Coordinator for Veterans dealing with PTSD and associated conditions. Imarii is a 5-year Navy Aviation Veteran and has deployed twice during her time of service. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College. In her spare time, Imarii serves as a Joseph and Sarah’s Caring for Vets board member, Emory’s Diversity and Inclusion committee member, Fourblock Mentor, Humble Warrior Mentor Director, and More Perfect Union Atlanta Chapter Lead.