The things we cherish most about Athens, GA, are at risk in the wake of COVID-19. As some of our favorite businesses close to keep us healthy, Athens Works aims to “flatten the curve” of local business losses by connecting those who can pledge resources to invest in our local businesses.
Our beloved Athens, known for its vibrant culture, dining, and music scene, is under threat of severe and lasting economic loss due to the current public health crises. Out of respect for us, their neighbors, small businesses in The Classic City are losing revenue as they close to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Safe child care is essential for parents to return to work, and providers face steep protective ware and related costs requiring our support. Let’s join together to flatten the curve while also supporting these cherished establishments.
Individuals and Businesses who can pledge resources are asked to do so in a way that supports the local economy. This initiative asks Athenians to spend a portion of their paycheck, stimulus check, or otherwise to support businesses in their time of need. Individuals are also encouraged to move forward on services, projects, or products produced here locally. In turn, Businesses operating in the Athens area are asked to pledge to purchase meals (or gift cards) from local Eateries to feed their workforce while they continue to service, supply, maintain, and build Athens.