This past Sunday marked an unheard of event in culinary history, Chick-Fil-A was open on a Sunday. There is much more to the story than that, and what happened might just warm your heart. In a world where looting and violence is around every corner, one man would like to find that good heart who came to his food rescue after the Tornado in Dallas this past Saturday.
Chick-Fil-A of Rockwall was not only open on a Sunday, but they were serving the community as well. A resident of Rockwall was surprised when he and a crew were clearing Barnes Bridge Sunday. A strange man appeared with food from the restaurant, and the volunteer wanted to find this man and thank him. We reached out to the Rockwall restaurant to confirm that they were open, and to find the man responsible. The restaurant was glad to answer questions we had on why they would be open on a Sunday when it is company policy for them to be closed, and who the mysterious man was who came to the rescue of rescue crews after this Saturday’s devastating tornado.
Volunteer Alan Walkowicz and a volunteer crew were clearing out Barnes Bridge Road on Sunday after the devastating tornado. He and his crew were delivered “sandwiches and chips” from a local Chick-Fil-A. He then posted onto his Facebook that he wanted to know who the man was that was responsible, and for anyone with information to come forward. In a private statement to us, Mr. Walkowicz said “It was pouring down rain and water was coming across the road from a pond that was overflowing and they brought a huge bag of sandwiches and chips to me the two guys that were helping out and the city crew.” He then asked for help in finding the man responsible, stating, “I just want to shake his hand.”
The Christian based food chain is well known to not open on Sundays. It is a longstanding proud tradition that they have held to since 1946 when they opened. As an owner / operator franchise, this Chick Fil-A is owned by a man by the name of Tim Moseley. He is a former police officer, and has had much experience with tragedies. It is no surprise that a man of this caliper would step up when such horrible things happen in his community. When we contacted the restaurant, we were confirmed over the phone that it was indeed Mr. Moseley along with two others who had delivered the food to the Tornado Relief volunteers and workers.
This is not the only good deed in the community that has been ripped apart by devastation. Other restaurants have also given free meals to any emergency personnel, and opened their restaurants to the victims. Dallas is truly a community that stands together and helps each other in the face of such loss. It is an honor to find people like Mr. Walkowicz and Mr. Moseley who truly show that amazing giving spirit and love to their community.