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Local Business Helps Family After Disaster

Grizzly Nutrition was formerly called Wadsworth Nutrition. However, when owner Heather Stoll took over, the named changed. Photo by Emma Lynn.

After Wadsworth residents Sandy and Mike Shafer experienced a devastating house fire, Grizzly Nutrition, a local business, knew they wanted to help.

Posters like this were around town and on social media to promote the event. All profits made by Grizzly Nutrition on November 18 were given to the Shafer family. Photo by Haley Reedy.

“I happened to come across this while I was looking through Facebook,” said Heather Stall, the owner of Grizzly Nutrition. “I read the article, and my heart just reached out to the family.”

Stall shared how devastating she knew this must have been and decided she wanted to help make a difference.

“I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to come home to realizing you just lost everything that you own,” Stall said. 

Though she did not know the family personally, the local store decided to donate all sales proceeds from November 18 and accepted donations to give to the family in need.

“It just really hit real close to my heart, and I felt like I needed to reach out and do something, and I feel like that’s what we all need to do,” Stall said.

The business owner shared how she feels we should all try our best to show love to others and spread positivity throughout our community, not just around the holidays, but all year round.

“We need to give to people, we need to love on people and especially in their time of need,” Stall said. “And the fact that this happened so close to the holidays was just another reason that I felt like maybe we could do something.”

People around the community also saw this good deed being done, Alivia Lalli, a junior at WHS was pleased to see local businesses striving to help others.

“I thought it was really nice they decided to do this for that family,” Lalli said, “I couldn’t imagine how hard that would be.”

By the end of the day, Grizzly Nutrition was able to donate money along with other donations they received to a family in need, spreading love to the community.

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Emma Lynn
Emma Lynn, Staff Writer
Emma Lynn is the Social Media Editor for the Bruin. This is her first year on staff and her favorite part is getting to be with her friends and learn more about the community. This year she is excited to design cool pages and write stories about different interesting people and things going on in her town. Her favorite story she has written was 'World Class: Wadsworth Welcomes Exchange Students' because she loved getting to meet new students and learn about different cultures. Outside of the newspaper, Emma is also a varsity cheerleader and a part of the high school lacrosse team.
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