Latitude Commercial, other local businesses donate 660 donuts to frontline healthcare workers

Latitude Commercial, other local businesses donate 660 donuts to frontline healthcare workers
By: Curtis Hankins Last Updated: April 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic looks to stretch into a third month, the Region’s healthcare workers are still out on the frontlines. To show appreciation for their hard work and dedication, a handful of Crown Point businesses teamed up to treat Franciscan Health Crown Point’s staff with 660 donuts from a local favorite - Chemshaw 13 Donutz & Comics.

Three different businesses purchased the donuts from Chemshaw 13, including their neighbor Tavern on Main, as well as Latitude Commercial, and the Law Offices of Moseley & Martinez.

“These healthcare workers are putting in so much effort, and we just wanted them to know how much they’re appreciated,” said Miranda O’Block, owner of Tavern on Main. “Everybody is buying lunches and dinners, so we figured why not do breakfast? It’s also a way for us to support a local business and friend, Chemshaw 13, on top of everything else.”

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"We LOVE our Community! When approached about this event, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with the other three AWESOME businesses to show our gratitude to all the hard-working staff at Franciscan Health Crown Point!" said Lynette Pisano-Sullivan and Jason Sullivan, owners of Chemshaw 13 Dontz & Comics.

This was the second time in a little over a week that Latitude Commercial stepped up to help within the community. On April 22, they teamed up with the Bulldog Pantry and several other community partners to host a drive-thru food pantry. It was a huge success, offering thousands of pounds of food, hundreds of gallons of milk, and other needed items to hungry Crown Point residents, many of whom are out of work.

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The healthcare workers face a different challenge, and Latitude Commercial’s President and Co-Founder Aaron McDermott was thrilled when O’Block approached him with the idea of donating donuts.

“These people are doing a great job out here on the front line,” he said. “They’ve got to be at work every day, regardless of what’s going on. They’re keeping us safe and saving lives, this is just a small way of showing some appreciation.”

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So many businesses are finding ways to help healthcare workers, and first responders are even throwing parades in their honor. It is a lot to take in for Tammy Maas, Nurse Manager for Franciscan Health Crown Point.

“We cannot thank people enough,” she said. “The support is overwhelming, it makes us emotional to see all of it.”

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Keep up to date with the latest from Franciscan Health at www.franciscanhealth.org. For more info on Latitude Commerical, visit latitudeco.com. Tavern on Main are still serving pick-up and delivery, find them at tavernonmaincp.com. The Law Offices of Moseley & Martinez are available at www.thelawyersforthepeople.com.