Proudly Serving: Safeway #4949 Blundell Road, Richmond, BC
Core Value: Get it Done with Passion and Integrity
Kelly feels a very strong connection to her store and community. “I grew up right behind this store so I shopped here as a little girl,” says Kelly. So when she discovered an elderly customer named Norma was in hospital after breaking her hip, Kelly didn’t hesitate to help. Working with co-workers Krystene Harvey, Kathryn Lachuk and Andy Baxter, Kelly organized a desperately needed refurbishing of Norma’s apartment, sourcing new flooring, cabinets and furniture to give Norma a clean and safe home. Being able to do that for Norma was Kelly’s proudest moment as an employee. “I don’t like to even call Norma a customer,” says Kelly. “She’s a friend now.” Those types of connections are Kelly’s favourite part of the job. It doesn’t hurt that her husband also works at the store. “We actually get a chance to talk without being interrupted by the kids,” laughs Kelly.