Firehouse Subs in Manassas is part of a local effort that sent thousands of sandwiches to hurricane victims and fire responders in New York and New Jersey this month.
Firehouse Subs on Sudley Road, along with the Annandale franchises, sent thousands of box lunches to aid workers, National Guard troops, hurricane victims and first responders in Staten Island, N.Y., Hackettstown, N.J. and Howard Beach, N.Y., according to a recent news release.
Edwin Merrigan, the owner of the Manassas franchise, drove all night with his sister and a family friend to take the food to New Jersey. The trio slept in a truck along the way, the news release noted.
Merrigan and the team worked with the New York City Mayor's Office, the Newark Mayor's Office, the National Guard and Operation Blessing, a nonprofit relief organization, to get more than 15,000 sandwiches to the appropriate people.