CARROLLTON, Texas, July 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of volunteers from Blue Jay Wireless participated in the company's Give a Day initiative at Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano in July. That visit became more than just a regular volunteering effort. When the Blue Jay team arrived, the staff of Minnie's informed them of a crisis at hand. Their main walk-in freezer had shut down overnight, leaving thousands of dollars worth of meats spoiled and unusable. Cheryl "Action" Jackson, Minnie's founder, was in shock to discover the malfunctioned freezer, knowing it meant they would have to turn away so many people for the day. Boxes of dry goods were handed out to those in need who did come by that morning, in lieu of the meat being unavailable.
Blue Jay made a donation to allow Cheryl to go buy new meat and other food to replace everything that was lost. Other groups on hand donated cleaning equipment and supplies to help in the effort. With the greater task at hand, an assembly line of humanity pitched in to do anything and everything needed to get things back to normal, so Minnie's can continue being a source of meals for Plano and beyond, as soon as possible.
That volunteering effort turned out to be more of a rescue mission. The hard work of everyone involved enabled them to move boxes of dry goods, furniture and supplies away from the drainage of the freezer. The freezer was emptied out and the spoiled contents were disposed of, so the cleaning could begin.
Minnie's utilizes a philosophy based on a quote from Mother Teresa, and that is "If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one." That rang true on this day, as Minnie's wasn't able to accommodate meals for as many people as usual, but they were able to feed a few with what they had on hand. Minnie's now is back to business as usual and running better than ever. Blue Jay and Minnie's both believe in making a positive impact in the community and making a difference in society.