Delta Flight Attendant Designs Home for Habitat Family

Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant Designs Habitat Home In Honor of Late Husband

JONESBORO, GA (September 23, 2015) –When Darren and Chatara applied to become Southern Crescent Habitat homeowners, they knew it would be challenging.  They had to each work 250 hours on their home and other Habitat projects, complete 50 hours of education classes, and care for their four little girls.  Additionally, Southern Crescent Habitat had to design a floor plan large enough to accommodate their family size.

An opportunity arose when Ms. Lauretta Griffin decided to donate her property to SC Habitat.  The size was perfect for a four bedroom home, and Delta Air Lines was going to sponsor it, Habitat just needed someone to create it.  Delta Air Lines flight attendant, Kim Mills-Smith had volunteered for the Delta sponsored builds for years.   In honor of her late husband, Jeffrey Scott Smith, who was a custom home builder, Kim became a house lead and worked on many homes, always sharing helpful suggestions for improving the plans.  With that in mind, Habitat employee, Terry Chapman, asked if she would like to design a new plan just for Darren & Chatara.  Kim was overjoyed and honored to be selected and created a beautiful plan she named “The Scottie” after her husband.

On September 8, 2015, Delta Air Lines kicked off the 27th sponsored build with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and began building “The Scottie”.  “Since 2004, Delta Air Lines has been a sponsor with Southern Crescent and has made a tremendous impact in the lives of many deserving families,” said SC Habitat CEO Kem Kimbrough.  This home will make a huge difference for Darren, Chatara and their girls.  “This is the light at the end of our tunnel,” said future homeowner Chatara.

During the kick off, previous owner Lauretta and her family wished Darren and Chatara many happy memories in their home just as they had for so many years.  The origin of the new floor plan created by Kim was shared and the significance of why it was called “The Scottie”.  It was a very special day for everyone to see what can happen when good deeds become blessings for others.  Southern Crescent Habitat is grateful to Delta Air Lines for their generous sponsorship, Lauretta for donating her property, and to Kim Mills-Smith for sharing her love of helping others in such a memorable way. The build will continue through Friday, September 25, 2015 at which time the home will be blessed and dedicated for the family.

When: September 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

Where: 397 Chase Woods Circle, Jonesboro GA

Interview Opportunities:

Kem Kimbrough, CEO Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Kim Mills-Smith-Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant/Designer of the “Scottie”

Habitat Homeowners-Chatara & Darren Brumfield

About Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes and provides home repairs to low income families, who need a “hand up, not a hand out” through homeowner education, and financial literacy, provided by partnerships with communities of volunteers and donors.  Since 1986, we have built, renovated and repaired more than 250 homes.  For more information, please visit us at