Woman pays for Richland firefighters groceries, now crews want to thank her

(Courtesy: Richland Fire and Emergency Services)

Richland firefighters are looking for a woman who paid for their groceries.

While Richland Fire & Emergency Services was doing a food run at the Safeway on George Washington Way Wednesday and had the food on the conveyor belt, they were called to an emergency. Crews say the clerks are used to this and typically just put the food in a walk-in fridge and wait for the crew to come back and pay for the groceries.

But this time, when the fire fighters returned, they found that a woman had taken care of the grocery bill and left a handwritten note “Paid with Love.” The firefighters say they would like the chance to thank whoever paid for their food and invite them to dinner.