If you shift your focus from the mainstream media who takes every swing possible at Chick-fil-A, you will hear about the good that this Christian company has done, once again.
Without second thought, the finger-licking good restaurant broke their own rule of being closed on Sundays (the Lord’s day) and fired up kitchens in Atlanta, when Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s power went out.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed needed help and fast to feed all the stranded travelers, in what is one of the country’s busiest airports. So what did Reed do? He called Chick-fil-A Chief Executive Officer Dan Cathy.
The City of Atlanta has mobilized the Georgia International Convention Center and will provide shuttle services for anyone who needs a place to stay for the night. @ChickfilA will provide food for passengers.
— City of Atlanta, GA (@CityofAtlanta) December 18, 2017
According to spokeswoman Amanada Hannah, the company spent no time in opening the kitchens to produce and then deliver food to the airport.
“They are making sandwiches and delivering them to the emergency operations center,” she added, “City and airport officials there are distributing sandwiches to passengers who are stranded due to the power outage.”
— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) December 18, 2017
Todd Starnes reports that Hannah said, “It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers, and while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need.”
“We do not make a profit but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship,” she added.
So not only did CFA open on their day off, but they delivered food to the travelers FOR FREE.
The blackout, which lasted all afternoon and well into the night, was caused by an underground fire. It resulted in hundreds of flights being canceled, with some passengers reporting being stuck on planes on the tarmac for hours.
The mayor called about 10pm and asked for assistance. We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center). City and airport officials there are distributing sandwiches to passengers who are stranded due to the power outage. It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers, and while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need. We do not make a profit, but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship.
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) December 18, 2017
Bless this company. They saw a people in need and jumped into action without even once taking the time to ask about people’s religious, political, or sexual orientations. They simply did what Jesus would do.
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