St. Michael, Pa. (WJAC) — It was September 2020 when Cambria County resident Geri Maul opened “Maul’s Subs & Skillz” in St. Michael.
“We did really great in the month of September and even into October. Once November hit, between the holidays and the government shutdown, it got really slow,” she said.
Slowing down…to the point of struggling.
The business — offering 24-inch subs, baked goods, and the chance to win cash on Pennsylvania Skill machines — announced they would be closing their doors forever.“Friday or Saturday would be our last day as soon as our supplies ran out. We were done. We weren’t going to order any more products,” Geri said.
But when Geri came back to clean out the space later that weekend, she came across a generous surprise.
“There was an envelope underneath the door, and it said, “to Maul’s Subs & Skillz,” and inside was a monetary donation with a note that said, “please don’t close.”
That anonymous donation, she says, contained enough money to dig them out of their financial hole.