Community, Chick-fil-A Rallies Around Couple Who Loses Home to Fire
Alease and Rodger Owens came home from church to find their Abington, Md., home devastated by fire. Two weeks later, less than a mile away, the Chick-fil-A at Constant Friendship Business Park dedicated a portion of three days of sales to help.
Operator Michael McFerran says it just seems logical to help a neighbor. You can see the back of the ravaged home from a main road leading away from his Restaurant. McFerran’s Team advertised the three-day fundraiser on Facebook, through emails and with a flyer placed in customer bags. In all, they were able to raise $2,700.
“It was a very emotional three days for the community and for the Owens family,” Michael says. “It wasn’t so much the money as it was for the community outpouring.”
In addition to their meals, he says, some customers in the drive-thru would pitch in an extra $20 donation.
Inside the restaurant, with Alease, Rodger and some of their relatives, “it felt like a family dinner table for those three days – where you aren’t just coming to eat, but coming to share life,” Michael says. “There was a lot of conversation and building of new relationships.”
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