EWEB crews rewarded with cinnamon rolls for winter storm work

A former Springfield teacher reached out to Cinnabon to do something for the crews that are still working to restore power.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 10:37 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A week after the winter storm, crews are still working to restore power, and one Springfield resident wanted to thank the workers -- with cinnamon rolls. 

Louis Woodford, who is a former Springfield math teacher, reached out to Cinnabon at the Valley River Center, suggesting they do something for the crews that continue to help residents experiencing outages after the storm.

"We saw all of these people working tirelessly in the cold, and I thought, rather than say thank you for all you've done, maybe we can show them how grateful we are for what they've done," Woodford said. 

Cinnabon donated 20 boxes of cinnamon rolls to Eugene Water & Electric Board crews.

"The manager at the Cinnabon store, Brenda, is very generous, and all of the ladies that work there are remarkable," Woodford said. "And I thought, well, she's the one I know, and so I simply asked, 'What would it cost to make this happen?' and she said, 'Let me talk to my owner.' She called the owner and the owner said, 'Let's just give them away.'"

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