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Making A Difference: Community Supporting Long-Time Kroger Employee

Posted at 2:45 PM, Jan 16, 2019

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — After falling victim to an online scam and facing eviction, a beloved Kroger employee needs his community now more than ever.

For the past 25 years, Andrew Redmon has carried groceries for countless people at the Versailles Kroger. He’s somebody whom everyone knows. Now, he’s shouldering a burden that is just too much for him to carry.

After falling victim to online scammers, he fell behind on his mortgage. Now Redmon and his girlfriend, Marina, who has special needs, are facing eviction from their home.

“Andrew could easily fall through the cracks, and we didn’t want that to happen,” said Woodford County Judge-Executive James Kay. “He’s somebody who takes pride in his hard work, he takes pride in being at Kroger and serving customers. I wanted to make sure he doesn’t get evicted or put out on the streets.”

Kay created a GoFundMe to raise the $20,000 needed to save Redmon’s home or to help cover expenses if he is forced to move. Kay is hopeful others who have spoken to Redmon or have been on the receiving end of his kindness in the past will take their time to pay it forward.

“This community here in Woodford County, we take care of each other. We have our neighbor’s backs,” said Kay.

To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.