Saturday, June 29, 2013

Helping out the community is a matter of practice for business owner

Photo courtesy of Calgary is Awesome.
Riz Hassam, the director of Deerpoint liquor store, believes in helping the community as a basic principle. So it came as no surprise that in response to the flood , Riz offered  free ice to people in the Deer Run/Ridge and Queensland area who were without power that need ice for coolers.

“We were able to provide free ice to approximately 30 people initially,” explains Riz. Once word of the free ice spread on social media Calgarians from all over the city, including the hard hit neighbourhood of Bowness, came by to get free ice.

“It was incredibly rewarding to see how touched people were by this simple gesture,” says Riz