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Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy hands out sandwiches to stranded travelers Sunday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Twitter/Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A answered the call from the city’s mayor and came to the rescue Sunday night to help feed thousands of stranded travelers at powerless Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement. “We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center).” The Christian-owned fast-food chain headed up by CEO Dan Cathy is known for observing the Sabbath by closing its restaurants on Sunday, but it also recognizes that sometimes it is called to perform “works of necessity and mercy” on the Lord’s Day. “We have provided 2,000 meals so far,” Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted late Sunday night after the lights came back on. “Special thank you to Dan Cathy and @ChickfilA for their support.”

Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital, oversees audience engagement, and is a member of the WORLD editorial council. He resides in Greensboro, N.C.



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