Cash Express shows appreciation on 9/11 to first responders

Participants in the Cash Express delivery of cupcakes to first responders on Friday were (from left) Cash Express co-manager Sue-Ann Loney, Cash Express co-manager Kayla Johnson, Cash Express assistant manager Koli Galusha, Cash Express assistant manager Tracy Joiner, Princeton Police Chief Chris King, PPD Patrolman Ryan Thacker and PPD Patrolman Patrick Carroll.

Employees of Cash Express made their annual deliveries of cupcakes on Friday to local first responders to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Agencies receiving cupcakes on Friday included Caldwell Medical Center, Caldwell County EMS, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and the Princeton Police Department.

On Monday, Cash Express will bring cupcakes to the Princeton Fire Department, and on Sept. 21, the Fredonia Fire Department will be the recipient of the gesture of thanks.

Kayla Johnson, a co-manager at the local Cash Express office, said the business has been honoring first responders like this for several years.

“We just want to show our appreciation,” she said. “We want to thank them for all that they do for everybody in the community.”

Princeton Police Chief Chris King said his department was grateful for the show of appreciation.

“Cash Express has always been good to us,” he said. “They help us every year with the toy drive. It’s good to know that the community.”

During the 2001 attack in New York, 373 firefighters and 41 law enforcement officers died in the two buildings, and another law enforcement officer died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.