After the Barberton VFW burned down on Tuesday, businesses and members of the community joined forces to bring it back.
Skoops Ice Cream, East of Chicago Pizza, Ignite Brewing Co., Hodge’s Café, Magic Subs & Gyros, and Red Horse Winery, among others, have pledged donations to help rebuild Barberton’s veterans center after a fire gutted the building.
Jeremy Clemetson, owner of East of Chicago Pizza locations in Barberton and Canal Fulton donated ten percent of his Monday sales, after hearing about other businesses getting involved.
“I was driving home the other night, and as soon as I pulled in my driveway, they posted pictures of it,” Skoops Ice Cream owner Terry Rastetter remembered.
Despite the troubled times we live in amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, VFW post commander Ernie Penko highlighted the efforts of small businesses responding to the need.