Mellow Mushroom of Macon supports employee and family

“The Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers in Macon, Ga., are ramping up efforts to help the [Martin] family who were impacted by the tragic fire at their home this past weekend on Mimosa Drive,” said Tammy Lucich, the media contact for The Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers and the Martin family.

On Feb. 28 a fire devastated the family home of long-time Mellow Mushroom employee Adam Martin. Besides destroying everything but the clothes on the backs of the Martin family, the fire also caused the death of on of the Martin children—a 3-year-old girl named A’von.

There are opportunities for the community to lend a hand through donating monetary gifts online or locally via various CertusBanks throughout the Macon area under the name of “The Martin Family.” Household and clothing items can be brought to the Mellow Mushroom store in Macon at 5425 Bowman Rd., and monetary donations can be contributed at http://youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor-/putting-the-pieces-back-together/145021.

Mellow Mushroom of Macon, as well as the Mellow Mushroom Headquarters in Atlanta, is also doing their part to contribute to help the cause of their employee. In Macon on March 11 a fundraiser was held in which 20 percent of all purchases made at the Bowman Road branch between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. were given directly to the family.

The event was successful and raised a significant amount of money for the Martin family. During the event, there was also a collection area for clothing and household item donations, which will continue to be in place for the next several weeks.

The collection area’s donation center accepts various clothes, shoes, toys, gift cards, money, furniture and miscellaneous items.

The owner of the Macon branch, David Spivey, is currently serving as the personal liaison to the immediate family members of the Martin family.

Not only has the Martin family lost all of their possessions, but Spivey thinks it goes beyond that.

“Mr. Martin has been a dedicated employee for over six years,” Spivey said. “We want to do anything and everything we can to provide items to help support this family and allow them to rebuild their lives.”

The Mellow Mushroom Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., will also be contributing significantly to help the Martin family recover by making a donation of $1,000 to the family.

A few of the locations where the Martin family shops locally are at Top 2 Bottom, Burlington Coat Factory and Fashion Metro. For anyone who would like to purchase or donate clothing items, the information for each of the family members is listed to the right.

For more information regarding the Martin family, contact Mellow Mushroom at (478)-254-6789.