A couple of local State Farm Insurance agents and the owner of Buddy’s Bar-b-q teamed up on Thursday afternoon to do something nice for East Ridge health care workers.
Justin Robinson who has a State Farm agency on Ringgold Road and his fellow Hixson agent Brett Smalley provided a barbecue plate from Buddy’s for 198 health care workers at Parkridge East Hospital. The barbecue, some of the best around, was catered by Deanne Dawes’s crew at the popular eatery in Jordan Crossing.
“We wanted to give something back to the people who are on the front line of this (pandemic),” said Robinson, who is also the President of the East Ridge Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce. “We wanted to let them know that we are thinking about them.
“I couldn’t imagine going to work and putting your life on the line every day,” he added.
The kind act was not lost on Justin Millsaps, the CEO of Parkridge East Hospital.
” We’re grateful for their support of our staff during this time as we continue to deliver high-quality healthcare, and are honored to be members of such a supportive and encouraging community,” Millsaps wrote in a statement to East Ridge News Online.