Washington Bojangles Donates Meals for Tornado Victims

By James Jarvis & Tara Humphries, Public Affairs Volunteers, American Red CrossChocowinity NC 4-27-14-9905-2

Kevin Robinson, general manager for Bojangles’ restaurants in Beaufort County, NC, calls eastern NC home.  When a number of devastating tornadoes struck the region Friday night, Robinson checked on his neighbors, family and friends, and his employees.  Soon thereafter, he received a call from the American Red Cross requesting food assistance for area residents whose homes were in the path of the devastating storms.  He couldn’t say no.

“Absolutely – [The Red Cross] had a need and gave us a call.  We wanted to do anything we could to help,” said Robinson.  “We started making preparations last night so that we could produce all the additional meals we would need to provide today.”

Robinson and his Bojangles’ team provided 500 meals, or the equivalent of a routine weekday’s volume.

“We requested an additional chicken shipment so that we could meet the need,” Robinson explained.  “By 11 a.m. the meals were prepared and packaged and our employees were loading them into the Red Cross’ emergency response vehicle for immediate distribution.”

The American Red Cross could not fulfill its mission to care for residents affected by tragedies such as this week’s tornado without the generous donations of individuals and community businesses such as Bojangles restaurant.  To learn how you can help, please visit redcross.org.

 

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