Delta Air Lines and Atlanta Habitat “Welcome Home” Two New Homeowners

ATLANTA— In just two and a half weeks nearly 100 Delta employees, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, built two new houses and made homeownership a reality for two deserving local community members. First-time homeowners A. Buggs and M. Simmons worked alongside the volunteers to each build their 1248-SF, four-bedroom/two-bathroom homes. After the dedication ceremonies on Sept. 22, Buggs and Simmons are now neighbors in their northwest Atlanta community. As one of the largest builders of single-family, affordable homes in Atlanta and south Fulton County, Atlanta Habitat has built or renovated more than 1,400 houses with the help of homebuyers and dedicated volunteers. Delta employees have helped to build or rehab 227 Habitat homes in 12 countries around the world. Currently, more than 2,400 employees are building eight homes in six cities nationwide as part of the airline’s domestic fall builds. These builds will mark homes 228 and 229 for Delta.   

Celebrating the home dedications for A. Buggs (front center) and M. Simmons (right) are Delta Air Lines volunteers David Bertis and Kim Mills-Smith, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity board member Dana Halberg and President/CEO Lisa Y. Gordon, and Delta volunteer Scott Meader.

Atlanta Habitat homeowner A. Buggs gets help from Delta Air Lines volunteers with posting the flag on her new northwest Atlanta home.

New Atlanta Habitat Homeowner M. Simmons  raises the flag on her new northwest Atlanta home.