SANTY, California (KGTV) – Owners of Wendy’s restaurant in Santi donated more than $ 21,000 to two couples who lost their homes last month.
The money was raised on October 26 during a fundraiser for Phil արի Maria Morrisner և Cody և Courtney Campbell, whose homes were destroyed in a plane crash in the streets of Greincasl-Jeremy in October.
“We’re excited to give you guys this coupon for everyone,” Wendy’s family owner Brian Spongberg said as he handed the check.
Spongberg says the idea came after the plane crashed when the manager was at 9655 Mission Gorge Rd. He wanted to do something to help.
“It all started when our general manager Oscar Martinez called and said: “Hey, this just happened near our restaurant. Can we do something to help? ” said Spongberg.
“We were shocked that we did not expect to have 50 plus cars on the road.”
Hundreds of people came to the playground, people gathered inside the dining room of the restaurant.
“It is heartwarming to see how the vast majority of the community has come out to support us, the Morris family,” said Cody Campbell.
“There are not enough words for us to express our gratitude for all that everyone has done to help the two families on the path to recovery.”
Maria Morris’s son, Jimmy Slaf-Gruel, received the check on behalf of his mother on Friday. She and her husband received severe burns before leaving the house after the accident.
Maria Morris has been discharged from hospital and is now recovering at her son’s home.
“Every day he starts doing more and more things for himself,” said Slaf-Gruel.
“Phil, on the other hand, is still in the intensive care unit on the ventilator.”
He said that Phil Morris is stable at the moment, but has undergone about five surgeries և, probably more will be needed. He said the money they received would be a great help.
“It will pay for most of their medical bills,” said Slaf-Gruel.
The Campbells say their decision to rebuild their home in the right place was easy after they saw their neighbors reach out as they struggled.
“He just repeated that we have chosen the right place, we want to go back there,” said Courtney Campbell.