by Patch Staff
Barbara Reid, a longtime volunteer with Atlanta Habitat For Humanity was awarded the Golden Hammer for 2011.
The Golden Hammer is the group's highest lifetime achievement honor and is given to the person who shows outstanding dedication to affordable homeownership and enduring commitment to Atlanta Habitat.
Reid began volunteering with Atlanta Habitat in 1995. In that time she has served on the board of directors for seven years — including two years as chairwoman — and on the Advisory Board for 10 years, where she also served as chairwoman.
She started the Atlanta Women’s Build in 2003 and has served on the organizing committee since then. The AWB involves more than 200 women volunteers in building a home for a woman homebuyer. This organization has built four Atlanta Habitat Homes since 2003, and because of growth and overwhelming support, they are now making the build an annual event.