Last month, volunteers from Chick-fil-A’s Support Center had a blast helping City of Refuge and Restoration Atlanta (RATL). 16 Chick-fil-A staff members worked together to build bunk beds to be housed at City of Refuge. The beds will be used by RATL volunteers who visit and serve the residents of City of Refuge on weekends.
RATL was created to help redefine local missions in the city. The leaders of RATL were not interested in creating a group that acted as a “transaction-like” experience (by simply donating, dropping off and driving away). Their aim was to build an organization that valued “being with” over “doing for.” Ultimately, RATL strives to unite young people from disparate socioeconomic backgrounds and inspire transformation and advancement throughout the Atlanta community through projects that build compassion, collaboration and celebration, and Chick-fil-A jumped at the opportunity to support them.
With the help of Square Foot Ministries and RATL, Chick-fil-A Support Center staff dedicated over 60 hours to create nine, triple decker bunk beds for the volunteers that come in on Fridays and stay with the City of Refuge women and children.
During their weekend visits, RATL volunteers and City of Refuge residents eat together, have Bible Study together and play together - fostering true compassion, collaboration and celebration. The bunk beds allow them to have a reliable place to stay as they serve the residents.
Look at the fun we had!