Thursday, April 24, 2008

Straw Hat Do-Gooders

When they're not busy serving up heart-healthy  pizzas, it turns out Straw Hat owners are on the frontlines of their communities figuring out how to give to those in need.

Recently, Olga Sehhat, owner of Straw Hat Pizza in Rancho Cordova, CA, played an integral role in an outpouring of generosity from the community towards a Folsom boy recovering from aplastic anemia, a life-threatening blood disorder that is a rare form of leukemia.

The story made headlines when Brandon Burkey's Make-A-Wish gift, a big-screen TV, was stolen from his bedroom. And thanks to do-gooders like Olga, Burkey is smiling these days. A group of Northern California Best Buy owners rallied and installed and mounted a new 42-inch Samsung TV for Brandon. Girl Scout and Brownie troops replaced his X-Box and X-Box games, and Olga, all but guaranteed Burkey's possessions are safe from now on when she purchased a state-of-the-art security system for the Burkey household.

It's always inspiring to read about ordinary people connecting to help each other.

Love to hear more Straw Hat stories. Please send them my way at:
marybethsammons@aol.com

2 comments:

eric said...

Olga and her Husband Skip are my Boss and almost like family! I first started working for them in 2001 and it has been a great honor, and great fun! Thanks Skip and Olga.

Trey said...

Borrrrring !!!