Cane River Pecan Company will ship personal gifts to 25 first responders, medical professionals, and frontline workers on Monday, April 13, in recognition of their hard work.
Requests for nominations and family members resulted in submissions from coast to coast, and the company plans to follow up with more nominations and additional acts of appreciation.
"We might do another flight because this was so successful," said Jady Regard, CNO and founding family member of Cane River Pecan Company located in New Iberia, Louisiana. "Using social media platforms we asked for nominations and received more than 5,000 views, 160 nominations and then selected 25 recipients."
Shipments of Cane River Pecan cookies will be delivered with notes of thanks and recognition of their nominating sponsor from Pennsylvania to Oregon as well as Acadiana.
Regard said most of the nominations came from local customers, but the nominees represented locations across the country.
"We want to do even more to acknowledge the people involved and are working now on capturing video messages about these heroes. Messages from the people that nominated them and why will be posted on social media."
Watch some of the video messages in this video below, provided by Cane River Pecan Company. Follow their social media to see more messages.
Although the new warehouse and retail space in New Iberia appears to be closed, orders are still coming in daily from the caneriverpecan.com online store. Pecan products are shipping every weekday.
Cane River Pecan Company has been in business since 1969, producing uniquely developed pecan specialties.