I am a long time Dunwoody resident and frequent the Publix on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Last week I became aware that a friend of mine, who is battling cancer, had run out of hand sanitizer. I went up to Publix (of course they were out of sanitizer) so asked the general manager on duty to call me when they got a shipment in. She said she would write it into the manager’s book and give me a call.

A couple of days later, a got a call from Hamza Kerkour, produce manager for Publix. He said he read the message about my friend being out of hand sanitizer and he wanted to help. When I stopped by Publix, he pulled out a large half empty bottle of sanitizer. I asked if him giving me this was running him short and he assured me that he had kept the remainder of the bottle for himself and his family. I was so impressed with his kindness and generosity!

Fortunately, I had been able to obtain two small bottles of sanitizer elsewhere, and so I did not feel comfortable taking his.

The following Monday the general manager of the store called me. They had received 16 small bottles and she was holding one for me. It is great to live in a community where the merchants care and follow through for their customers.

Thank you Publix!

Nerida Edwards


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