On Saturday April 11, Sibley Forest residents came together to show their support for friend and neighbor, Alex Reethof and all the great work his Gathering Industries is doing during the pandemic.  Alex and his wife Lori have given generously over the past 25 years to Sibley Forest and the Atlanta community at-large in various ways. Several years ago Alex created Gathering Industries to give a second chance to people who have lost their way by learning culinary skills which provide self-confidence and a way to re-assimilate in society. While Gathering Industries often provides meals to local businesses, their mission lately has shifted to nourishing our healthcare workers who are on the frontlines supporting and caring for coronavirus patients. Gathering Industries has provided meals for workers at Kennestone, MercyCare, Northside, Piedmont Hospital, Emory Hospital, and other locations.  

Sibley Forest presented a check of $5,350 to support Gathering Industries and healthcare workers. Sibley Forest has several great families leading various charitable efforts for the community. We are proud to come together to support East Cobb and beyond.

If you would like to support Gathering Industries and healthcare workers across the metro area, please go to gatheringindustries.org/donate.

EAST COBBER wants to honor those who are everyday heroes in this coronavirus outbreak. Help us recognize the people in East Cobb who are helping others during this unprecedented time. We want to recognize those of you who are out there on the front lines of this epidemic, and the people and businesses who are working to help others. Share your stories.

Please send your story about the good deeds our neighbors are doing to help out their community (and be sure to attach a photo) to cynthia@eastcobber.com. Use Hometown COVID Heroes as your subject line and be sure to give us a caption for the photo. Thank you!