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Monday, July 19, 2010

Blooms Grocery Store Keeps Accokeek Area Firefighters Hydrated

With the recent run of high temperatures and humidity it is important for everyone to remain healthy and stay hydrated. Firefighters and Paramedics must constantly hydrate themselves through the course of their shift to remain prepared to respond to emergencies. In a community-based effort to keep their first responders prepared and ready, Bloom Grocery Store of Accokeek, MD, organized a donation of over 800 32 ounce bottles of Gatorade for area firefighters. On July 6, 2010, Bonnie Kohansby, Store Manager, and staff provided boxes filled with Gatorade to the firefighters of the Accokeek Fire/EMS Station #824. Fire Lieutenant Eric Hunt, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician John Mycka, Fire Fighter Danielle Lewis, Fire Fighter David Stream and Fire Fighter Patrick Gallagher graciously accepted the donation and distributed equal amounts to other fire/EMS stations in the Fifth Battalion in Oxon Hill, Fort Washington, Allentown Road as well as the volunteer station in Bryans Road.

While accepting the generous donation Fire Lt. Hurt stated, “This donation is wonderful since we are reaching record breaking temperatures. This will also keep us hydrated and healthy. Everyone should take precautions against heat related dehydration."

Blooms tagline is "A different kind of grocery store." But while this may seem like just another slogan, at Bloom it's a promise. A promise to be thoughtful. To be compassionate. To keep evolving. And, most importantly, to allow customers to do something they've never done before at a grocery store: Shop Happy. The firefighters and paramedics in Accokeek and surrounding communities certainly can attest to being happier and hydrated.

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