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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Many businesses in North Central Florida provide services as a source of income.
But during the holidays, they sometimes provide them for free.
Director of Operations Stuart Smith of SAS Tree Service in High Springs and Al Mincey, who owns a site preparation business nearby, saw a Facebook post from Pastor Adam Joy of Deeper Purpose Community Church.
Joy was asking for quotes for grinding a stump that posed a safety risk to their children’s academy.
Smith says his friend Mincey “was going to dig the stump and I called Al on Monday morning and said ‘Al why don’t you just let me go and grind him, it will be a lot easier for you'”.
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The job only took a few minutes.
The service was a total surprise to the church, as a teacher came out and noticed that SAS was crushing the stump. Stuart Smith says they were able to provide good service and bring some excitement to the kids, noting that “they took a good hit. All the teachers came out and the pastor actually came out and thanked me ”.
Smith says their company tries to give back to the community, offering discounts and free services to first responders and veterans.
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