The Revere City Council honored three Revere businesses for their generous contributions to residents in the aftermath of the Sept. 16 fire at 10 Franklin Ave., Revere.
Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo presented Certificates of Commendation to Saber Abougalala and ShimaaAbougalala of The Good Diner, Ahmad Karageh of Safy Market, and Daniel Sargent and Frank Carolan of Kellyâ€™s Roast Beef â€œin grateful appreciation of your extremely generous food donation for approximately 100 displaced residents due to a five-alarm apartment building fire that occurred on Sept. 16, 2018.â€
The three businesses provided food to the many residents at the American Red Cross shelter that was set up at Revere High School.
â€œThese people of our community stood up and they were there to help everybody,â€ said Rotondo. â€œThis is the heart of our community and they truly reflect who we are as a community.â€
Dan Doherty, vice president and director of operations at Kellyâ€™s, was also present at the ceremony.
Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, who assisted fire victims at the Red Cross shelter at Revere High School, said the presentation of the citations was being made â€œto reinforce our feeling toward them and give a thank you to them. We really, really appreciate it. On behalf of all the people involved, thank you.â€