Aaron’s, an Atlanta-based furniture company, goes above and beyond to ensure families in Forest Cove have a great vacation.
“We are proud to be able to make this donation so these Atlanta families can rest comfortably in their new homes,” said Douglas Lindsay, CEO of Aaron’s.
Earlier this year, an Atlanta judge declared the Forest Cove subsidized housing complex unlivable.
In the spring, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens rallied dozens of companies and nonprofits to raise about $9.1 million. The funds were used to resettle more than 200 families who lived in the neglected complex.
“When I came into office and met with these families, even though the city is not responsible for the conditions there, we knew we had a moral obligation to act,” Dickens said.
Earlier this month, Aaron joined the effort by delivering 225 mattresses to Forest Cove families’ new homes.
“A just Atlanta where no one is left behind requires community partners like Aaron who show compassion and generosity to our communities. Thanks to Aaron’s and all the other community partners who made the move a success. That’s the Atlanta way,” Dickens said.
The company notes that the donation was made in honor of its founder, Charlie Loudermilk, who passed away in August.
“Charlie Loudermilk founded Aaron’s in 1955 and achieved incredible success as an entrepreneur while building our company. Just as importantly, he was a proponent of giving back to the city of Atlanta and the other communities we are honored to serve,” said Lindsay.
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