Chick-fil-A and Georgia Power employees used MLK Day to roll up their sleeves, get dirty, and give back to the Atlanta community.
For about four hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, employees from Chick-fil-A and Georgia Power teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build garden beds, enhance storage facilities, and perform general cleanup work at Christian City, a residential home for the aged and refuge for children without families, in Union City, Georgia.
“I enjoyed my time there very much, including the fellowship and the opportunity to work with the Georgia Power and Christian City employees,” says Mike Jones, Corporate Facilities at Chick-fil-A. “By volunteering, we helped save Christian City a great deal of money that they will now be able to use for the individuals they serve. It was a good feeling knowing I helped make a difference in hundreds of people’s lives in such a short period of time. I would gladly do it again.”
Anne Marie Deltor, senior administrator for Corporate Legal at Chick-fil-A, attended the event with her son, Trent, whose group built community garden beds. Anne Marie’s group filled the beds with dirt, which involved hours of shoveling.
“Trent said he learned how much working on a project with a determined group of people can ameliorate the process. He also said it felt good serving the community,” Anne Marie says. “I enjoyed it very much, too. I got a feeling that I did exactly what God expected from me today, giving back to the community that’s in need.”
Employees from many different departments volunteered for the collaborative day of service, including Restaurant Development, Field Operations, Financial Services, Field Talent, Corporate Facilities, Community Affairs, Corporate Legal, and Engineering, Integration and Data. The Chick-fil-A Foundation was also responsible for organizing the event.