West U Fire Department Included In H-E-B Helping Heroes Program

September 6, 2010

H-E-B will honor the nation’s firefighters for their dedication and selfless service with the sixth annual company-wide volunteer program Helping Heroes on Friday, Sept. 10.

More than 375 H-E-B partners (employees) from 70 H-E-B stores in greater Houston, as well as warehouse facilities, will visit local fire stations, including West University Place Fire Department, to serve lunch to firefighters and help with around-the-station chores.  As part of this program, H-E-B will adopt 128 fire stations throughout the city.

“Each year, our partners look forward to honoring their community’s first responders and local firefighters through the Helping Heroes program.  Whether we are doing around-the-station chores or cooking a hot meal, it is our goal to show appreciation for our Heroes’ dedication to the community every day,” said Cyndy Garza Roberts, public affairs director of H-E-B Houston Region.

The volunteers will cook meals for the morning and afternoon shifts and will perform service and maintenance projects such as yard work, station and fire engine cleaning, equipment cleaning and preparation work.

H-E-B’s community project also honors September 11 as a National Service Day that pays tribute to the rescue teams who risked and lost their lives at the World Trade Center.

Statewide, more than 3,055 H-E-B partners from H-E-B stores and manufacturing and support centers will visit their local fire stations on Friday, Sept. 10.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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