Atlanta is a city like many others – it has a growing homeless population and is struggling with how to help.  Aerial employees Shannon Allen and Frank Obusek chat often about the growing homeless challenge in Atlanta, but it took a particular incident to spring them- and our team – into action. Frank had seen a barely clothed man walking down the street and attempted to offer clothes, but after parking his car, he could not find the man.  Frank mentioned this to Shannon, and they quickly took action to find a location where the needy can get clothing, finding Intown Collaborative Ministries, located near the Aerial office.

The Aerial team with boxes of clothes for the homeless.

Intown Collaborative Ministries is a non-profit organization which has been serving our neighboring community for over three decades by providing vital programs, such as a food pantry, clothing closet, outreach to target homelessness and other efforts in order to reverse the cycle. Intown Collaborative Ministries also offers interview, work, and casual clothing for those who cannot afford to purchase professional clothing.During a weekly All Hands meeting, Frank shared his story and the Aerial team sprang into action.  The next work day, employees gathered clothing and other goods to donate to the Intown Clothing Closet.

The Airbus Aerial team has volunteered and supported in other community efforts in the past including Habitat for Humanity, the Atlanta Humane Society, and Snack Pack for Kids with United Way. Many thanks to Intown Collaborative Ministries for allowing Airbus Aerial to be a part of their initiatives and help support those in need.