ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA) – Two companies in Alexander City have teamed up and threw a massive thank you to the hundreds of Russell Medical Center staff on Wednesday.
Opening the door to goodness, food boxes from two visitors courtesy of two companies, a delicious thank you gesture for the 500 staff at Russell Medical Center. Chicken Fil-A and Chicken Salad Chicken provided the meal.
“Thanks for everything, okay,” Mortgage Pro spokesman Bill Young told the doctors, nurses and staff at Russell Medical Center, putting them in the middle of the fight against COVID.
“You know they put themselves in danger every day fighting this pandemic,” said Mortgage Pro owner Eric McKinley.
Robin Mann is on the front lines of the battle against COVID, but on Wednesday she queued up for a hot lunch; a welcome break from the fight. A little relief that didn’t go unnoticed.
“It means more than we can put into words. It is difficult for outsiders to explain what we are dealing with, ”said Mann, a nurse anesthesiologist at Russell Medical Center.
To make this all happen, real estate company Wendy Carter partnered with Mortgage Pro.
“We’re thrilled to be able to do this and always want to lend a helping hand to our community,” said Carter, one of three owners of Big Fish Realty.
When you think about it, lunch meant much more to Russell Medical than free food. Occupational therapist Kelly Owens summed it up well.
“Today we need to worry about one less thing. We have one less decision when we make so many patient care decisions, ”Owens said.
There was a bit of frenzy when the volunteers were handing out food in the blazing heat, but the moment provided an opportunity to relax, unwind, and just take a break from what seems like an endless battle with a persistent virus.
“Thank you so much for everything,” Young told another group of staff at the medical center over lunch.
So, 500 employees returned to their jobs with more than a full stomach. They returned to work feeling appreciated with a huge dose of love.
Mortgage Pro and Big Fish Realty also plan to provide lunch for 150 Lake Martin Community Hospital staff next Wednesday in Dadeville.
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