HomeAid Atlanta hosted another successful HomeAid Care Day in conjunction with the NFL Former Players Association (NFLPA) and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA). On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, a group of 15 volunteers spent time completing projects at Phoenix Pass in Conyers.
Phoenix Pass was Rockdale County’s first transitional housing facility. The organization provides long-term transitional housing for families, particularly women with children, who are experiencing temporary homelessness or displacement in Conyers and Rockdale County. HomeAid Atlanta contributed to the construction of the facility’s eight-unit apartment building and “lighthouse” community center during a previous HomeAid Care Day in 2010.
During this year’s HomeAid Care Day at Phoenix Pass, the volunteers were able to complete several projects. These included repairing a shed, building a privacy fence, sanding and painting the exterior metal stair railings and picking up litter.
The NFLPA participated as part of its Touchdown for Homes program, which is a nationwide charitable outreach program of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the NFLPA. The program brings local HBAs and former NFL players together to help strengthen communities by building or renovating homes for families and veterans in need. The volunteers from the NFLPA included Solomon Brannon (Kansas City Chiefs), Tim Broady (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ken Parker (New York Giants).
In addition to the GAHBA and NFLPA volunteers, two members of Southern Polytechnic State University’s NAHB Student Chapter were also on site to help.
“It’s always great for former players to get out and partner with HomeAid for a Care Day. Events like this are what giving back to the community is all about. Uplifting others and putting a smile on their face, and knowing that we former players are touching lives is a great feeling,” said Tim Broady, NFLPA Atlanta Chapter President. “’Community, Youth and Opportunity’ is what we are all about and what the NFLPA – Atlanta Chapter loves to do. This was our fourth Touchdown for Homes event with the HBA and HomeAid, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
For more information about HomeAid Atlanta or volunteering for a HomeAid Care Day event, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.