Doctors and nurses have received many donated meals and supplies from the community during the coronavirus pandemic, and it has been much deserved. On July 29, Matt Wyble, a Realtor with The Matt Wyble Team of CENTURY 21 New Millennium, assisted a group often overlooked, though: employees at senior homes.
Wyble partnered with Garry’s Grill owner Eddie Conway to provide meals to 50 employees total on the lunch and dinner shifts at Spring Arbor Senior Living. Wyble’s 97-year-old grandfather, Ray Grant, has lived at Spring Arbor for about four years.
“They are on 24-hour-a-day lockdown and the employees are giving above-and-beyond care,” Wyble said. “We thought it would be a nice way to thank the people taking care of our seniors.”
The donation was part of the greater CENTURY 21 New Millennium FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) program, which is dedicated to feeding front-line health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic while also keeping local restaurants in business.
Wyble called his friend Conway, who gave Wyble a discount on the meals. Garry’s Grill also delivered the food.
“With this pandemic it’s been difficult, but it’s easy to help knowing that we can,” said Conway, who prefers not to get media attention for charitable giving.
“If you’re doing something good for others, you shouldn’t do it for attention — that’s just the way I was raised,” Conway added.
Nevertheless, the Severna Park Voice wanted to recognize the two business owners for their generosity.
Garry’s Grill has also been donating a portion of its sales to the Maryland Food Bank. The Matt Wyble team, too, has sought ways to help.
“I want to pay it forward and something like this can make somebody’s day,” Wyble said. “Throughout this pandemic, I hope everyone comes away with a better appreciation for the day-to-day and not taking everything for granted.”