JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - The morning after a broken down Megabus dropped off a load of passengers at a Hardee's location, the transportation company sent more than $1,000 to the restaurant to reimburse management for the inconvenience.
The money didn't stay at the fast food joint for long. Hardee's employees received corporate approval to spend the money on a local homeless shelter.
"We filled up a bunch of carts full, taking things off the shelves, emptying the shelves out. It was pretty neat," Stephanie Embury said. She and other Hardee's employees went on a shopping spree for Haven House Services.
"Hardee's was wonderful. We had no idea it was even coming until this morning," Executive Director Barbara Anderson said.
Haven House serves homeless men, women and families. "They did a good job because fleece is so warm. That's just not something we could afford to go out and do so this is very appreciated," Anderson said.
Donations include blankets, toboggans, gloves and scarves - warming the hearts of those wrapped in fleece and providing for others' needs.
The restaurant also plans to serve Haven House free breakfast and food during these colder days.