These are your #LocalHeroes — ordinary people doing extraordinary things in Sweetwater County. This SweetwaterNOW series highlights those often unnoticed acts of kindness to the incredible actions of many in our community.
When residents asked for help, a Green River business owner didn’t think twice about fulfilling those requests.
Staci Martin, owner of Staci Ann’s Cafe, starting buying items for residents when she saw a need.
Martin said when her restaurant was no longer available to serve dine-in customers anymore due to COVID-19 Coronavirus recommendations, residents began asking her if she could order products for them because they could no longer find them in the stores.
After checking with her distributors to see if it was alright to sell products as retail items, Martin decided to start offering that service to residents.
Over the last month, about 60 residents per week have placed orders. She said it’s a lot of work taking the orders, filling those orders, putting them together, and handing them out.
Martin knows she’s providing a needed service, but the best part is how much residents appreciate it. Some have even baked her bread or cookies to thank her. She said it’s nice to see neighbors helping each other.
“I’m just glad that we were here and able to do it and help,” Martin said.
Martin is also offering box lunches for essential workers such as doctors, nurses, firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, EMTs, and other medical personnel.
“We can’t all be on the front lines but, we can certainly support those who are,” she said.
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