REPORTING · 19th January 2016
During the Holiday Season, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual ran ran their third Deeds Well Done Community Program. Guests were encouraged to nominate fellow community members for their good deeds. One ‘good deed doer’ was selected from Ten Communities. This year, Kitimat was one of the ten communities, Sherry Leduc-Brady was selected as one of the winners.
“Sherry took it upon herself to start up a community supper club for a town with a growing amount of homeless people,” wrote her nominator. “The community supper club is run completely by volunteers and donations. Most times Sherry pays for dinners out of her own pocket. Everyone in Kitimat is welcome to the dinners that her and her helpers host on Mondays at the First Baptist Church.”
“Sherry is always looking to reach out to our community and does everything in her power to make sure no one goes without. Warm clothes for the winter, food for the hungry. She does all this because she has such a huge heart.”
“I’m shocked I won. I'm happy it's given me the opportunity to share my prize with people who need it,” said Leduc-Brady.
Leduc will receive $1000 to donate to the charity of her choice, which is the Kitimat Food Bank Society and a $100 Mr. Mikes gift card.
"Honestly, I don’t feel like I've done much," said Leduc-Brady. “Money is a common thing, it comes and goes, so paying for food doesn't seem like a huge accomplishment. I think I have provided a location for people to help in what ever way they can, in general. I think people want to help. I have just given them a where and when.”
“Giving back to our communities is at the core of what we do at MR MIKES,” says Mike Cordoba, CEO, RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc., the company behind MR MIKES, in a press release issued in November 2015. “We launched our ‘Deeds Well Done’ program to get people thinking about what’s really important around the holidays. For us, it’s giving back. We want to celebrate the amazing things people are doing in our communities that truly make a difference.”