Monday, June 2, 2014

Community Victory For Small Business!

Thanks to all the community support, the sisters of DBABS Construction are celebrating their successful campaign with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta! American Friends Service Committee has been excited to play a role in organizing the campaign alongside Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and we’re so excited that this longtime locally owned business will not have to close their doors!

 Thousands of petition signatures, phone calls to bank executives, and spirited weekly demonstrations outside the bank have produced a positive outcome for this family-owned local business. Great work!!!

Brunetta, one of the owners, sent along this message and we want to pass it along to you: “The entire family of DBABS Construction is pleased to announce that your willingness to stand with us has saved our small business! This successful outcome to our campaign would not have been possible without all of you! Thank you all! We are so grateful that in the end all parties were willing to sit down and find a solution that sees the importance of our small business remaining in a position to survive and thrive. We’ve reached a deal that will keep DBABS in our building for years to come!”

Campaigns that end with keeping people in their homes, farms operating, churches in service, and small businesses’ doors open everyone wins! AFSC is very proud to have been a part of DBABS’ fight and we couldn’t have done it without community help. 

Over the next few months we hope to increase our engagement with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta as their model continues to show solid results for Atlantan’s struggling against unjust lending practices and predatory landlords.

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta hold an open weekly meeting every Thursday at 7pm at our downtown office(60 Walton Street, Atlanta 30303) that we invite to come out to!

DBABS plans to honor those that help support the campaign to save the small business at the Christian Family Worship Center (1401 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atl., 30317 ) this Sunday at 11am.