Atlanta, Georgia – Just a few days ago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article about an 82-year-old shoe repairman, Joe Jordan. Joe and his wife, Hattie, 75, are possibly facing closing their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the local community rallies behind them to help them stay open.
Located in the affluent Buckhead shopping center of Powers Ferry Square. The couple has been working out of this very same location since 1966. The Jordans drives an hour and a half every day from their Clayton County residence to get to their business. Afraid that they may have to close their doors soon due to the pandemic. The couple continued to stay open with hopes that things would turn around for the better.
The news of the article went viral and people not only within Atlanta, but people as far as California began to send in donations to help the Jordans stay open. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported in a second article that they have received over $20,000 in donations.