Supporting Our Community By Helping Our Frontline Healthcare Heroes
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been amazed at all of the good things happening in and around our communities, especially when the current situation makes it easy to only focus on the negatives created by this worldwide pandemic. As Mister Rogers once reminded us, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” We want to be helpers, too.
To support our community while also showing our frontline healthcare heroes a fraction of the gratitude they deserve, we’ve donated to Gathering Industries Inc. Gathering Industries is a local non-profit that employs and teaches formerly homeless individuals about the culinary industry through a boxed lunch program. They provide high-end boxed lunches to businesses around Atlanta including the likes of Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and The Blank Family Foundation. But with the shelter-in-place order causing vacant offices, their work all but ceased. Thankfully, about a month ago, an anonymous donor contributed to Gathering Industries asking them to shift their focus to provide boxed lunches to health care workers at local hospitals.
We loved that sentiment and decided to do the same. This week we are donating to Gathering Industries, so they can keep their kitchens running, their mission thriving, and our healthcare community fed. We are incredibly thankful for our frontline workers and wanted to do our part to provide them with support. After all, we’re all in this together.
To learn more about Gathering Industries, Inc. or to donate to their mission, visit their website at https://gatheringindustries.org.