Young’s Auto Body, located at 2000 South Lee Highway, is hosting all first responders every Friday through the summer, offering water and other drinks, snacks, and, most of all, a place to kick back and get out of the heat that is normally seen in Cleveland and Bradley County.
The first of these breaks was offered in mid-June. Several different agencies stopped by the business and took a quick break.
The visits by the first responders also give them a chance to speak to the public about the services they provide, and, in some cases, actually recruit potential officers, fire department personnel and ambulance service drivers and care providers.
“We at Young’s Auto Body appreciate the sacrifice and protection you give to our community, and as a small token of our appreciation, through the summer months, we will have cold water, sports drinks, small snacks, conversation, and appreciation any time between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays,” said Cliff Howard, production manager at Young’s.
“We are proud of our local emergency service men and women and want our community to know we stand with you in your efforts,” he added. “Again we know this is just a small token of appreciation, but we hope to help out in some way.”
The public is invited to drop by on these days.
Thank you to the Cleveland Daily Banner for reprint permission.