MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A Montgomery City Coucilman is sending out a call for help to support Montgomery's firefighters.
“Due to COVID, it was a order put out that they were not supposed to prepare food to cut down on the spread of COVID-19. So that kind of reduced the camaraderie that they had,” Councilman Oronde Mitchell explained.
When Mitchell, who represents Montgomery’s District 6, heard firefighters could not cook at the fire stations, he got to work.
“So e started to solicit local businesses. You know, we want to get this economy back up and running. We got to support,” Mitchell said. “So we did go to some local restaurants and ask them what they’d be willing to partnership with us. Not donate, we said partnership because we are going to pay for those meals that’s going to the private part.”
And Mitchell says the response to his idea has been overwhelming.
“Everybody been calling. What can I do? How can I help? And that’s the thing about Montgomery, we might be different on certain things, but when it comes to coming together for a good cause, all Montgomery is ready to put in the footwork. So I was just very pleased that the overwhelming calls that I received from the people in Montgomery,” Mitchell says.
Now Mitchell needs more help. He is looking for people to deliver food to the fire stations.
“I’ just gonna give you an example. We went to restaurants that was in close proximity of those fire departments. So just like Pierce’s on Fairview has a fire department right around the corner on Rosa Parks. So they are going to prepare 15 meals around 11:30. We just go ask that somebody come to Pierce’s, pick the food up and take it to the fire department and take a picture with them and show them how much they want it,” Mitchell explained. “Only thing you doing is picking it up and deliver it and delivering it with a smile.”
If you can help, contact Mitchell by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 221-5975.