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Church Members Pool App Points to Donate Sandwiches to Hospital Workers
While most people probably want to save their app points for a rainy day, a group of churchgoers decided to put their points to good use by giving them away. It all started when Rachel Reeves, a member of the Revolution Church in Georgia, realized she had some extra points on her Chick-fil-A app.
With the recent upswing in COVID-19 cases in Georgia, Reeves thought of the staff members of Northside Hospital Cherokee and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital who would be overworked, tired, and hungry. She wanted to do something for them.
According to Atlanta’s 11 Alive, Reeves pooled her points with the points of other church members until they had enough to purchase sandwiches for the nearby hospital workers. The idea, said Reeves, “came from feeling really overwhelmed and scared and wanting to help people…So I reached out to people at church…and people started sharing it on social media and it just took on a life of its own really.”
As the movement gained traction, more and more church members and social media users donated their unused app points. As of Wednesday, March 25th, Reeves has donated nearly 500 sandwiches and counting. The nurses and other healthcare workers are grateful for the meals and for the show of support.
“First they think we’re just bringing them like a couple of meals,” Reeves said, “but when they see it’s hundreds of sandwiches they have just been so appreciative. “Because, you know, they’re not getting much. They can’t leave much to get meals, so to get a Chick-fil-A sandwich – who doesn’t like Chick-fil-A?”
For Reeves, giving isn’t out of the ordinary. Being a member of Revolution Church, she says, means helping others. “Jesus asks us to love each other, and however that looks for you and your city, your community, do that. If it’s taking one family a meal, do that, if it’s something as huge as giving 500 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to people who appreciate it – grocery stores, I know grocery store workers are really overwhelmed as well – just be kind to each other, help each other. It’s not that hard to love your neighbor like yourself.”