A Patriot Award Winner

Congratulations to Donny Belle, the Store Director at our Bayside Fresh2GO.  He recently received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is the lead Defense Department office promoting cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees.  An associate serving in the Army Reserve nominated Donny for this award, reflecting the efforts Donny has made to support the associate, his family and the National Guard and Reserve.  

“Donny and the entire staff at Sendik’s have always been amazing when it comes to my military duties,” the associate wrote in Donny’s nomination papers. “Whenever I needed off for drill or training, I never once had a problem getting off work. Donny would always ask what days I needed off and he would take care of it (sometimes even on short notice).Often this meant Donny working longer hours to cover my absence.”

“Whenever I had long training events Donny would always give me the day off before I left and day after I returned unless I forced him to let me come back to work right away,” he continued. “Donny would do this because he said he wanted me to spend the day with my family since I hadn’t seen them in a few weeks.”

Sendik’s is proud to support our associates and their commitment to our country. Congratulations to Donny on this fantastic award! As our associate put it, “He truly is a prime example of a Patriot Award Winner.”


News | December 18th, 2014