APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – The Frio Mexican Treats on Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton has had a closed signal on show since December fifteenth, however the inside received’t stay empty perpetually.
The proprietor, Hugo Ramirez, will open up store in about two weeks when he returns from his journey in Chihuahua, Mexico the place he’s been up within the mountains dropping off meals, garments, blankets, and toys for households who are usually not as lucky as others.
“You possibly can all the time make their day, or a minimum of take them out of their actuality they’re residing from, for a minimum of 30, 40 minutes to an hour. I believe that adjustments rather a lot. That offers them one thing else to consider moreover their actuality they’re in,” mentioned Hugo Ramirez, the ice cream store’s proprietor.
That is the second 12 months Ramirez visited the Mexican communities, however he needed to promote his bike to find the money for the primary journey.
“It’s been a bit difficult for us these couple of years, particularly this 12 months has been the toughest. The opposite ones we managed, in some way, however this one—there’s been a scarcity on principally every thing,” he mentioned.
He mentioned typically they’ll’t break even.
“It’s loss, after loss, after loss,” mentioned Ramirez.
He had more money from his bike’s sale and used it for this 12 months’s journey. Donations from a handful of consumers within the Fox cities went towards the journey.
“They confirmed up, they usually made certain that we made it. And so they made certain that we’ve been surviving up to now, and for that, I don’t even have phrases,” mentioned Ramirez.
Ramirez is hopeful the brand new 12 months will deliver a gentle enterprise and a 3rd journey to Mexico.
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