Living Through the Storm
On March 14 of this year, an EF2 tornado tore through Cabbagetown, demolishing houses, tearing off roofs, and uprooting many of the community’s mature trees. The Stacks at Fulton Cotton Mill was also hit hard, and some of its residents are still unable to return.
Tornado Relief for Cabbagetown
To get the full scope of the community’s storm damage, along with finding out how you can help, visit www.cabbage townrelief.com. Other organizations such as Hands on Atlanta, www.handson atlanta.org, and the Atlanta-area Team Depot, The Home Depot’s nonprofit, volunteer-supported community relations program, have also been very instrumental in getting Cabbagetown back on its feet.
Cabbagetown Initiative c/o Cabbagetown Community Center: 177 Estoria Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30316; www.cabbagetownrelief.com
Leave it to folks across the South to figure out how to combine necessity and convenience. With gas prices rising higher and commutes getting longer, once overlooked and underestimated urban areas are being rediscovered. For Atlanta, a six-block district known as Cabbagetown has become one such hot spot of renewed interest. With the Atlanta skyline well within sight, this unpretentious enclave of cottages, row houses, and converted lofts retains a down-home charm that’s unexpected in such a large city.