Loren's Badass Chick: Candi Connors

Business owner and Merrimack Valley Fire relief volunteer.

October 12, 2018
Loren's Badass Chick

Candi Connors

It's hard to believe, but we're coming up on the one month anniversary of the Merrimack Valley Fires, so I wanted to celebrate a Badass Chick who donated her time and resources to offer relief in the city of Lawrence. 

Candi Connors owns three Edible Arrangements franchises within Merrimack Valley and vividly remembers getting a frantic text from two of her employees alerting her that they were being evacuated from their homes. Most of Candi's employees live in Lawrence, so she was able to see first-hand the impact that the gas leaks and explosions were having on those within her community. She desperately wanted to help, and since she always has so much fruit on hand in her stores, Candi put together over 600 fruit baskets with the help of her employees and other franchise owners. They delivered the baskets to the Lawrence Senior Center and also made a bunch of edible arrangements for volunteers to help cheer them up as well. 

A month later, almost every single employee of hers who was affected is still waiting on heat and hot water in their home. Candi is continuing to offer her support as needed and is still offering up fruit and manpower to help ensure that Lawrence gets back on its feet. It's easy for most of us to assume that everything is back to normal since we're not seeing the devastation first-hand, but I think highlighting Cindi serves as an important reminder that people in our neighboring communities still need our help. If you'd like to help out the Lawrence Senior Center, please learn how to here

Big thanks to Candi and her employees for springing into action and helping those who need it the most! 

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