GRAND BLANC, Mich. (WJRT) – As Holly residents, business owners and their employees mourn an adverse loss, a neighboring Grand Blanc company is trying to care for those who have a long road to recovery.
The Great Harvest Bread Company in Grand Blanc announced via its Facebook that it will be giving away a free loaf of bread every week and a free lunch every day to Holly’s employees and owners of businesses destroyed in Tuesday’s massive fire.
“As a small business owner, it’s really not a natural feeling to wonder what’s going to happen next,” said owner Scott Sassack. “How do I keep my employees and how do I make a living? How do I start to rebuild?
Local businesses are also working to raise as much money as possible for each store damaged by the fire through customer donations. Sassack says that communicating was always instinctive.
“I can’t imagine being put in that position to know, which I hope I never do, but having someone actually reach out and help me and lighten this load that I have is just a feeling of peace.
This is just the beginning of helping Holly. Sassack said he plans to hold another fundraiser in the near future.
“If there’s still more to do and we can do it, we’ll definitely look at it and I’ll get in touch and see what we can do, but we’ll continue to contribute as much as we can until we don’t. I don’t need it anymore,” Sack said.
To receive a free loaf of bread and daily lunch, employees and owners can visit Grand Blanc Great Harvest Co. with proof of employment for their lost business.