After winter storm, Johnston business answers call for help
Words cannot express our gratitude for the assistance on Feb. 19 of Billy and Mary Daughtry of the Town Market in Pine Level.
It had been a rough week. Late that Thursday evening, we learned that our contractor would be unable to deliver our home-delivered-meals order again on Friday because of icy roads.
Although our friends at Micro Original Free Will Baptist Church and Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church had been able to help with some meals, many of our recipients had already missed three days of service. We knew that with a weekend coming up, it simply would not do for our folks to go any longer without a nutritious meal at lunchtime. Despite icy roads and bitter cold we had staff and volunteers lined up to make deliveries on Friday. But, no food.
Joyce Holloman, our Senior Services director, made a call to the Daughtrys at 6:30 a.m. Friday to explain our situation. Without hesitation, the Daughtrys and their staff stepped up, and within a couple of hours, they had 210 meals packaged and ready to go.
With school being out, one of our volunteers, Chris Key, introduced his two children, Rylie, 6, and Jackson, 5, to this important community service. Not only did the children learn about the importance of serving home- delivered-meals, they also learned that caring people, churches, and businesses like the Town Market make our community very special.
And so, on behalf of the elderly citizens of Johnston County we, along with these two young volunteers, express our sincere appreciation for the Daughtrys and all they do for our community.
Executive Director, Johnston County Community and Senior Services