Many of us pass by this location at least once a week. Many more of us even order from them often. The pizza is delicious and you are always met with a smile and the best customer service. What many do not know is that the owner of our Newburyport Dominos is quietly giving back and true hero in our little sea side city. Recently we were asked by Mr. Donald Jarvis to hightlight the owner of our local Dominos and we happily obliged.
Here are Mr. Jarvis's words about his friend Mr. Viken Dumeciyan:
"I would like to take a moment and share a special thank you to one of the greatest people I know. Someone who is always quick to support and be involved, someone who truly enjoys helping others. I can not count the number of times I have hear about something that this man has done to support the community, a project or a group. It’s truly inspiring. It seems he will always find a way to do what he can.
A story of his recently that truly had an impact on me was what he did this past winter during those nasty power outages. Supplying pizzas, and breadsticks from Newburyport to Ipswich to first responders, and the crew restoring power to our community in the middle of white out conditions and blizzard like forces. There was nothing opened within miles from where they were in Ipswich, but he was opened in Newburyport and he made damn well made sure they were getting food to eat at whatever it took.
Viken, I can never thank you enough, our community can never thank you enough and the City of Newburyport can never thank you enough for your extremely generous, loving and caring heart. Believe me, many people in the area sing your praises - I hear it all the time. You are more then well deserving of being recognized and shown how much you are truly appreciated for what you do and the contributions you make to the community. I’m proud to call you my friend.
You have touched and impacted everyone around you rather it be your employees who admire you, your customers who know they get more then a pizza when they order from you, or your friends and family. You are a very special token to everyone around you.
Viken, thank you for being you!! 🍕 "
Photo credit: Christine Tron of the V.F.W
With all the noise we hear about on a daily basis, we think it is time to start sharing the good. The people in our little city by the sea who are truly making a difference.
Mr. Donald Jarvis is a shining example of this. Please take a minute to read his story and thank him for all he has given and continues to do. You sir are a true hero.
Donald Jarvis of Newbury, served in Iraq & Afghanistan. Honorably discharged from the service in 2013. Today his volunteer efforts includes: Veteran Outreach Coordinator for Operation Delta Dog, Veteran Grave Registration Officer for the Town of Newbury, created the Community Flag Retirement Box, started the Wreaths Across America program in the Newbury area, organizes the Yankee Homecoming Veteran Luncheon, engages students at Triton, works with local, state and federal officials helping veterans in crisis, and so much more.
In addition to his current volunteer work he also drafted legislation related to Emergency Medical Services for Veterans (H.2765), use to organized the Lion's Club Thanksgiving Dinner, cleaned and restored the First Parish Burying Ground in Newbury, founded the Byfield Music & Arts Festival, and works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services assisting veterans in crisis, and works with the Veteran Treatment Courts in Essex County and Middlesex County.