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Firehouse Subs Feeds First Responders & Truck Drivers in Harvey Aftermath

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With unprecedented flooding continuing in South Texas, mainstream, as well as social media outlets, are thankfully hearing more and more of the type of good news stories that mankind has been able to glean from such natural disasters as this.

In San Antonio, here in the Texas Hill Country, many first responders and truck drivers were recently treated to free meals at the AT & T Center, in the form of sandwiches made fresh by Firehouse Subs. Having had to close some of their own Texas locations in areas adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey, it was great to get a shout-out from one of the drivers in San Antonio, simply expressing their gratitude to the company for recognizing that it’s never about dollars and cents as much as it’s about people.

Firehouse Subs Feeds First Responders & Drivers in Harvey Aftermath

Photo: Facebook/Amy West Travel

Working with and for evacuees on an around-the-clock schedule doesn’t often leave time for stopping to get a meal, much less a snack. In an effort to ensure that those assisting others are also taken care of, Firehouse put their best foot forward and offered up free food service to an appreciative group, which is no small gesture in the grand scheme of things. In the meantime, they’ve also taken measures through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross on behalf of Harvey relief efforts.

Firehouse Subs Feeds First Responders & Drivers in Harvey Aftermath

Photo: Facebook/Firehouse Subs Baytown

When contacted for a statement, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters’ comments were provided as follows: “Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, and Firehouse Subs is committed to assisting in relief efforts. Our first priority is the health, safety, and welfare of our associates which we’re currently assessing, and then how we as a brand can help the overall Houston area. At this time the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has already approved the activation of $25,000 in funds to assist in relief efforts, as well starting to feed first responders, volunteers, and victims. While the situation is unfolding and long-term needs are not known, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will begin directly working with first responders to replace damaged equipment as well as provide needed equipment post-disaster.”