March 24, 2010
Thank you HyVee, the Lee's Summit Community, and friends
Lindsey,Bob and I were very touched by the number of people who showed up tonight for the fundraiser. We saw people from church camps that Lindsey attended 10 years ago, from kindergarden school teachers, to the teacher who was present in 7th grade when Lindsey was first diagnosed. That was an emotional moment. Mrs. Green, thank you. Lindsey talks about you often.
I was touched by the number of HyVee customers who came to support Lindsey. Many of you personally sought me out to talk about Lindsey and to express what a delight she is to talk with. Bob and I saw people that we went to high school with, grew up with, etc. We had no idea what to expect. The community rallied and we are very thankful.
You see, most of us have one thing in common. We're parents. And as parents, it's difficult to imagine what it must be like to go through this journey. It's not fun... we wouldn't wish this on anyone. This fundraiser would not have happened without the love and support of Randy Summerville and other co-workers. A few of the HyVee employess are posted in these pictures. The food was wonderful so a special shout out goes to those who showed up early today to begin preparing the food. How does one go about showing their appreciation in an event such as this? At my company, we talk about customer loyalty, which is defined by a number of things, but most importantly, "would you refer the company to your best friend?"
Bob and I would refer HyVee to our best friends, our associates, to those strangers we meet on the street. HyVee takes care of their employees and their actions back up those words.
Thank you Randy and to everyone else who was involved in orchestrating this event. You made Lindsey's day.
Next time you shop for groceries, make your place, HyVee. They take care of their customers and their staff.