Last month, members of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) and the Atlanta NFL Players Association (NFLPA) former players chapter teamed up with HomeAid Atlanta for a HomeAid Cares Day. Volunteers worked hard to repair and rejuvenate Gilgal, a transitional housing program which helps women break their addictions and get their lives in order. Additionally, they added a new clean, safe office space where these women can receive medical assistance from volunteer nurses.
Gilgal’s campus is composed of two homes and an educational/office space in an old church. The facility can house up to 25 women at a time, and residents may live and learn there for up to a year.
The Greater Atlanta HBA was represented by donations and volunteers from About Sales Inc., Artistic Edge Tiling, Atlanta Roofing Supply Company, Calhoun Properties Inc., Cooper Homes, Fortenberry Construction Services, Interceramic Tile, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Pace Drywall, ProBuild, Redmont Homes Sherwin Williams and White Rock Drywall.
Atlanta NFLPA former players members who participated in the care day included Atlanta chapter president, Solomon Brannan (Kansas City Chiefs, 1964-67; Jets 67-68, Bengals 68-69, and Lions 69-71), Bob Pickens (Chicago Bears, 1967-69), Brent Fullwood (Green Bay Packers, 1987-89), Dextor Clinkscale (Dallas Cowboys, 1980-86), and Horace King (Detroit Lions, 1975-84).
“As former players in the NFL, we have been blessed and we want to be a part of the community that we live in. The only way to do that is to take part in many activities that we are able to help with. We hope that every family will have a nice home to live in and enjoy the holidays. For that reason, we will work with HomeAid Atlanta as long as we are welcome,” said Solomon Brannan, NFLPA chapter president.
This second annual care day project was part of Touchdown for Homes, a nationwide charitable outreach program of the NAHB and the NFLPA that brings together local home builders’ associations and former NFL players to support communities by building or renovating homes for those in need.
Founded in 2001, HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and is a local chapter of HomeAid America, a leading national provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless. The HomeAid mission is to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.