After a fire in late January that caused millions of dollars in damages, the Richland Fred Meyer welcomed both the police and fire departments to thank them for their efforts in getting them back up and running.
"Teamwork makes the dream work, and this is the best example I can think of is teamwork," said Joe Grieshaber, Fred Meyer's president. "Teamwork between the group here at Richland, who just pitched in, and that's just awesome."
"It's nice to kind of put a face to some of the people," said Store Manager Chris Meagher. "The first responders that came and spent literally like three straight days here trying to help out, trying to clean up, seeing what they could do."
Along with the store manager, today's reception included Fred Meyer's president of operations, eager to give his thanks to the staff, police and fire crews that dedicated themselves to reopening after only three days.