This is surely not original with us, but Alex Ray of the Common Man restaurants is anything but a common man. He is an original, and New Hampshire and the world are fortunate to have him.
Ray is more than a successful businessman who provides good food to his patrons and good jobs for his employees. He pays it forward, as the saying goes, helping out those in need, whether in New Hampshire or elsewhere.
Two years ago, you could find him in the Bahamas, not on vacation but to help provide meals in the wake of a particularly devastating hurricane. Before that, he was in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Honduras, and other hurricane-stricken locales.
Last week, Ray was in Kentucky, doing similar work for those left homeless by super tornados. He had help, too. Plymouth businesses Flip’n Furniture and Ladders Thrift donated to the cause, as did Mount Prospect Academy.
Ray’s Kindness for Kentucky program is working with the World Central Kitchen, which Ray has helped in the past, to solicit donations. His Common Man restaurants are accepting donations through Dec. 31 for the cause and will match up to $100,000.
Want a “win-win” before the end of the year? Dine at a Common Man and make a donation. The meals are good, too.