Local businesses give back to first responders

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Employees from two local businesses spent the morning delivering meals to local first responders.

The Downs Insurance Agency and Fuel Nutrition teamed up to deliver healthy meals to police, firefighters, ambulatory services and more throughout Warren County.

According to Tommy Downs, the president of the Downs Agency, Erie Insurance provided his business with $1,000 to use in the community.

Downs and his wife, Bethany, matching the money in order to provide even more food to those on the front lines during the pandemic.

“They haven’t taken a single day off. Many have worked lots of overtime through all this. So, whether its fire, EMS, or police, when something goes wrong and you call 911, these are the people that respond. And, you know, we work in insurance. So, we deal with first responders with insurance claims on a daily basis so we are glad to try to help them as best as we can,” said Downs.

These acts of kindness really make a difference, according to Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower.

“It’s helpful for our officers when they see what is happening nationally to know that people here within this community support us, they care about us. And so, it’s great that we have people who will come by here and just thank us and drop off food and it kind of continues to energize us in a positive way,” said Hightower.

“We want to show our support because these are the people that are the most important in our community because when we need help, they are the ones who are there to help us,” said Josh Biggs, one of the owners of Fuel Nutrition in Bowling Green.

Katie Hart, co-owner of Fuel Nutrition, saying when she found out about the project, she was thrilled to help out.

“Through all the Corona[virus] crisis especially they were on the front lines the whole time. They didn’t get any breaks. They continued to serve and protect our community even during something as scary as a pandemic. So, we are just trying to show our support and our love for our community and our first responders,” said Hart.

Each individual received a burger bowl or a fajita bowl prepared by Fuel Nutrition.