Saturday, June 19, 2004
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Clayton News Daily
By Greg Gelpi
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved renaming the Jonesboro branch of the U.S. Postal Service the "S. Truett Cathy Post Office Building," in honor of S. Truett Cathy, the Chick-fil-A founder, chairman and chief executive officer.
The legislation had previously passed the U.S. House of Representatives and only needs to be signed by President Bush before being adopted into law.
"I am pleased that the Senate passed this important legislation that honors Truett Cathy who is a devoutly religious man who built his life and business based on hard work, humanity and biblical principles," U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Atlanta, said in a statement. "Like many others, I am inspired by Truett Cathy and his commitment to investing in scholarships, character-building programs for kids, foster homes and other community services."
Cathy has taught Sunday school for 45 years, established foster homes in Georgia as well as Brazil and given away millions of dollars in scholarships, Scott had said after the legislation passed the House.
Chick-fil-A has more than 1,100 locations in 37 states.