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Waterloo Hy-Vee plans benefit breakfast for employee Dennis Fix


Dennis Fix has worked for Hy-Vee for more than 20 years. When one of the Waterloo stores re-located from Byron Avenue to Ansborough Avenue, the store director made sure Dennis Fix could get transportation to keep working. He has a disability and doesn't drive.

Fix doesn't like attention, but he's gotten a lot of it lately. Three weeks ago, Fix was at his home on Byron Avenue in Waterloo when people kicked in his door, robbed him and beat him. Fix suffered severe bruising and trauma to his head and spent a couple of days in the hospital. He is now doing well, and is already back working at the Ansborough Avenue Hy-Vee in Waterloo.

"I can't see why anybody would want to do anything to him," said Janice Rembert.

Rembert has worked with Dennis Fix at Hy-Vee for about 20 years. She said he's a very friendly, hard-working guy.

"He's just a good guy, a loving person. He really is," said Rembert.

All the employees at the Ansborough Avenue Hy-Vee in Waterloo are organizing a breakfast buffet with all proceeds going to help Dennis Fix.

"There was damage to the house and things were stolen that we as a store really wanted to be able to come through for him and replace those things and make his house safer," said Perishables Manager Kelly Burns.

Burns said the goal is to raise at least $3,000 to buy and maintain a security system at Fix's house and to replace stolen items, like his TV

The benefit breakfast is February 24th from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Waterloo. The cost is $7.

People in the community have already dropped off money and other items at the store for Dennis.

"He deserves everything that is coming in for him and anything we can do to make his situation better, we want to do that. He doesn't want to move, so we want to make his house as safe as possible," said Kelly Burns.

Customers and fellow employees say this benefit is just one small way they can say thanks to Dennis Fix for his years of service.

"Hy-Vee wouldn't be Hy-Vee if Dennis wasn't here," said Janice Rembert.

If you can't make the benefit on the 24th, you can make a donation at the store on Ansborough Avenue and there's also an account set up in Dennis's name at Veridian Credit Union.

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