Neighbors helping emergency crews: Yassin’s Falafel House, Blount Memorial aid workers


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Local hospital personnel and folks from “the nicest place in America” pitched in Thursday to aid emergency workers amidst heavy rainfall and flooding in the area – providing support with falafels.

Yassin’s Falafel House owner Yassin Terou stopped by the emergency shelter set up at Heritage High School to offer workers food and any other assistance.

“Please enjoy your meal from your American immigrant neighbors, the doctors at the Blount Memorial Hospital are partnered with Yassin’s Falafel House,” the note to crews stated. “We are here for you, please let us know if you need anything.”

Yassin telling WATE 6 On Your Side his friends, who work at Blount Memorial, are also immigrants and they all wanted to help their emergency worker neighbors.

Food was delivered to workers at the Blount County emergency shelter workers as well as fire department personnel.

Yassin, encouraging the community to thank first responders for all that they do.

RELATED: Emergency shelters opening as flood conditions continue in East Tennessee

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