Henry Spiegel Milling LLP Holiday Habitat for Humanity Build
On Dec. 5, Henry Spiegel Milling LLP completed the building of its second annual Holiday Habitat for Humanity house. The house was presented to first time homebuyer Sonteria Williams during a ceremony following the final days work.
Over 35 volunteers, including many members of the bar, came to help Henry Spiegel Milling finish the worthy project.
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP’s Holiday Habitat Build is a new tradition for the Buckhead based personal injury firm. In 2008, after years of hosting a lavish black tie holiday party, the firm decided it was time for a change of direction. “Although the party was a lot of fun, and a great tradition in and of itself, sponsoring these houses and seeing the joy on the homeowner’s faces as they prepare to move in around the holidays feels really good to us right now”, said partner Phil Henry.
The homebuyer, Sonteria Williams, has three young girls (Taniya, 6, and twins Shamyah and Shakyah Williams, 3) and grew up in the community where her new home is located. Ms. Williams works for the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, and her supervisor says she is beloved by staff and patients. Growing up, Sonteria’s family moved from home to home, and she wants a house of her own so that her girls can have stability she did not have as a child. Being an Atlanta Habitat homeowner means the Williams girls will have their own yard to play in; a safe and stable home environment; and an affordable place to live.
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP is honored and humbled to have helped such a deserving family this Holiday season and would like to thank all the volunteers who joined us this weekend.