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Sugar Shack gives away over 80 dozen donuts to nurses, doctors and first responders

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 12:28:54-05

RICHMOND, Va. — During winter storms like the one that hit Central Virginia this weekend, you are always told, ‘stay at home.’ Some professions like doctors, nurses and first responders don’t really have that option, as their skills are needed more than ever.

This is why Sugar Shack Donuts decided to make and deliver over 80 dozen donuts to them Sunday.

Sugar Shack founder Ian Kelley said his team was kicking around the idea Saturday night.

“We made the call last night to stay close. So we decided to make some stuff and give it away.”

He said he really appreciates what they do and is glad he could help make their long days and nights a little easier.

“They didn’t have a choice to stay home today,” he said.

Kelley said he got together with some of his staff at 7 a.m. this morning to start making the donuts.

After asking Facebook fans for some good places to deliver the donuts, some people even volunteered to help the deliver the treats to hospitals, fire houses and assisted living homes across Richmond and Henrico.

Kelley said since they started delivering around 9 a.m., they’ve given away 80 to 100 dozen donuts.

He said 6 different drivers delivered donuts to 50 different spots including Henrico Doctors, VCU Medical Center, Parham Doctors’ Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Tuckahoe volunteers rescue squad, five fire houses, four assisted living homes and many other locations.

Kelley said the feedback from the community has been great.

“It just seemed like the right thing to do,” he said.