ALTOONA, Pa. — Starting Saturday, Sheetz is giving first responders and health care workers a free cup of coffee whenever they stop in.
The offer is for firefighters, paramedics, police officers and hospital workers, Sheetz stated in a news release. The offer goes through June 1.
"The first responders and medical personnel on the frontlines of this pandemic continue to truly inspire us, as they work tirelessly and relentlessly to care for others in our communities and throughout the nation," said Travis Sheetz, president and COO of Sheetz. "It's important for us to show our appreciation to every single one of them during this difficult time. We're hoping this gesture will help fuel the first responders and medical personnel in the communities we reside in as they work around the clock to deliver life-saving care."
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