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Saying ‘thank you’

Amy Moore and Trina Hunt (center) with Cash Express in Russell, delivered thank you posters and cake to the Ironton Fire Department on 9/11. Pictured from the department are Captain Craig Thomas, Aaron Collins, Mike Misner and Zack Kriebel.

Amy Moore and Trina Hunt (center) with Cash Express in Russell, delivered thank you posters and cake to the Ironton Fire Department on 9/11. Pictured from the department are Captain Craig Thomas, Aaron Collins, Mike Misner and Zack Kriebel.

Cash Express delivers cakes

Employees at Cash Express in Russell, Kentucky, purchased 10 cakes last week, but they weren’t planning to eat them. Cash Express gave the cakes to local law enforcement and first responders in Kentucky and Ohio as a way to commemorate 9/11 and to thank those who serve our country.

Trina Hunt and Amy Moore, Cash Express employees, made their first stop delivering cakes on Thursday when they delivered an American Flag cake to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

“Cash Express has been doing this for several years,” said Trina Hunt.

“To get the opportunity to do it, I thought it was an honor,” said Amy Moore. “We’re just happy we got involved in it.”

In addition to giving away cakes, Cash Express employees went around the community and asked local businesses and residents to sign Thank You posters that they presented along with the cakes.

Presenting posters to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless, Hunt expressed the company’s gratitude.

“We appreciate you guys,” said Hunt.

On Friday, Moore and Hunt delivered cakes and posters to the Ironton Police Department, Ironton Fire Department, Lawrence County 911 Call Center and Patriot Emergency Medical Services.

“It’s very nice of (them),” said Patriot EMT owner Krista Blankenship.

Micah Ellison, an EMT who works for Patriot EMS and was deployed to Ground Zero following the attacks on 9/11, said seeing people express their appreciation for first responders is something he appreciates.

“It does mean a lot to us,” said Ellison.

Delivering a cake and a poster to the employees at the Lawrence County 911 Center, Moore and Hunt posed for a picture before heading off to their next delivery stop.

“I was taken aback,” said Buddy Fry, EMS director. “It was a surprise to me. We appreciate it.”