Building Owners and Managers of Atlanta (BOMA-Atlanta) is teaming up with HomeAid Atlanta for a community service project on Friday, Oct. 21. Approximately 150-200 volunteers are expected to participate in the dual-site project, which will take place at two of Atlanta’s District 2 facilities serving the homeless -Trinity Hall and Trinity House-Big Bethel. Volunteers will assist with completing repairs and maintenance throughout the two facilities, all in an effort to ensure that those served by these two programs have a safe and comfortable place to call home while working to rebuild their lives.
To date, 43 BOMA-Atlanta member companies have committed their support to the project through sponsorships and/or providing volunteers. Several renovation projects are expected to be completed, including drywall repairs, painting, floor care, landscaping, general clean up, servicing emergency lights/exit signs, HVAC maintenance, and ceiling tile replacement.
The project is supported by several community leaders, including Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner (District 6), Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta), Rep. Margaret Kaiser (D-Atlanta), and Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta). A special kick-off event is scheduled for the morning of the project, Oct. 21 at 7:15 a.m. at Atlanta City Hall.
“I am delighted that BOMA-Atlanta and HomeAid are returning to District 2 this year,” said Councilman Hall. “BOMA-Atlanta creates unprecedented opportunities for skilled community service by professionals from all of the individual businesses that the commercial real estate industry touches. It is one of the most fulfilling partnerships that I have experienced as a councilman.”
State Senator Nan Orrock shared Councilman Hall’s sentiments, adding, “I salute the dedicated efforts of BOMA and HomeAid. Again this year, BOMA and HomeAid are giving back by doing major volunteer upgrades to downtown Atlanta properties in Senate District 36 that house agencies providing important resources and services to Atlantans. I so appreciate their efforts to bring skilled professionals into our communities to help make a difference!”
Trinity Hall, operated by Mary Hall Freedom House, is a 25-bed emergency assessment center serving homeless women and women with children. Trinity House-Big Bethel is a 36-bed transitional housing facility operated by Trinity Community Ministries to serve homeless men recovering from addiction. The improvements completed at these two facilities during the BOMA-HomeAid Care Day will ultimately help these facilities remain an asset to the community so they can continue serving those in need for years to come.