Chick-fil-A stores giving back to Hearne family
Owners of two restaurants in the area came together last week to give back to the family of a local hero who died defending her community in past weeks.
The Chick-fil-A in Rockmart and the Chick- fil- A Dwarf House in Rome teamed last week on Wednesday night to give back to the family of Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne, raising more than $1,500 for the trust fund being established for Isaac Hearne.
Rockmart restaurant owner Zach Thomas said that he wanted to do something to show his support for the Hearne family, and being able to contribute to funds being developed to sup- port Hearne’s son Isaac.
“Our prayers are with the family and this is just one way to have a visible impact and provide the community with a way to help as well,” he said. “We here at Chick- fil- A are also offering the community an opportunity to come and give. That is just as important to us as well.”
After discussions, he got Rome franchise owner Greg Major to team up for the benefit.
On Wednesday last week from 4 to 8 p.m., the two stores set aside a portion of their sales to donate to the Hearne family.
Thomas said that both restaurants will be donating their portions of this evening’s sales directly to the trust fund being established for Hearne’s son Isaac.
“It’s always difficult what to do and how to help, but we just felt like given the situation and with a child that’s been left behind by his mother, we felt like we could help more long term to help with the trust fund, and know that it is going to be taken care of in the future,” Thomas said.
The grand total of the contributions was $1,560, Thomas reported.
The outpouring of community support continues for Hearne and her family continues, and those interested in sharing their efforts can contact the Standard Journal at 770-748-1520.