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Huntsville Rallies Around First Responders

Doctors and nurses get the majority of publicity during the coronavirus outbreak, but another profession is aiding in the fight against COVID-19. Paramedics and EMTs are responsible for transporting patients with coronavirus to and from the hospital, sometimes being in extremely close proximity to COVID-19 patients. 

To say thank you, some Huntsville businesses are reaching out to Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI), to help in the fight against the coronavirus. 

Old Black Bear Brewing Company turned from hops to hands as they started brewing hand sanitizer instead of beer. They dropped off buckets of the sanitizer to HEMSI for the first responders to use when they interact with a potentially ill patient. Meanwhile, Yellowhammer Brewing donated smaller, travel-size bottles of disinfectant. 

Tellini’s Italiano, Connor’s Steak and Seafood, and the Waffle House on Highway 53 all delivered lunch to the EMTs and paramedics, while Yorktown Systems Group, Inc., delivered Anaheim Chili and cakes from Batter Up Cakes and Bakery. 

“Thank you all for everything you do!” Yorktown Systems Group wrote on Facebook. 

Conditioned Air Solutions dropped off 150 Steak Out gift cards and sanitized pens to one HEMSI location. 

Possibly the sweetest tribute came from the Owens Cross Roads School Honor Society who took a series of photos of children holding up signs that read, “Thank you for keeping our community safe and healthy!” 

If you’re looking for a way to show your appreciation to Huntsville’s first responders, check out the donation program through Smallcakes Bakery. 

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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