Wyoming Businesses Donate Nearly $20,000 To Statewide Suicide Prevention Programs
Taco John’s®, Jonah Bank and Warehouse Twenty One presented check.
June 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // CHEYENNE, WY - Taco John’s International CEO Jim Creel and Jonah Bank EVP/Cheyenne Branch President Gregg Jones presented a $19,777 check to Grace For 2 Brothers and several other statewide suicide prevention programs, the culmination of a month-long fundraising campaign.
Throughout May, three local businesses – Taco John’s, Jonah Bank of Wyoming and Warehouse Twenty One – joined forces to fight the rising incidence of suicides across Wyoming. During the campaign, participating Taco John’s and Jonah Bank locations collected donations, with 100% of the proceeds going to the statewide programs. The donation will support a variety of suicide prevention organizations across the state. Every community with a Taco John’s and/or Jonah Bank that participated is receiving a portion of this donation.
“We are honored to have had the opportunity to help support the life-saving work that these organizations do in Wyoming on a daily basis,” said Creel. “We couldn’t have made a donation of this magnitude without the generous support of our community. It was heartening to see everyone band together for such a meaningful campaign. I truly hope that our efforts have raised awareness across Wyoming and that everyone who is currently struggling knows that there are people out here who care. We care.”
“The real heroes of this campaign are the suicide prevention organizations that, on shoestring budgets, are regularly helping people in desperate situations facing life and death decisions,” added Jones. “We hope the extra funding raised from this campaign will allow these organizations reach deeper into our communities to deliver the message that there is hope. There is help.”
“We can’t thank Taco John’s, Jonah Bank and Warehouse Twenty One enough for their generous support of our organization and others across Wyoming,” said Rhianna Brand, Director of Operations at Grace For 2 Brothers. “We also thank their customers for their donations, which we will put to use immediately to help reduce the incidence of suicide across our state.”
To reach the Suicide Prevention Hotline, please call 800.273.TALK (8255) or text WYO to 741741.
About Taco John’s®
Founded in 1969 in Cheyenne, WY, Taco John's operates and franchises nearly 400 quick-service restaurants in 23 states. With its fusion of bold flavors and south-of-the-border spices, Taco John’s has built a cult-like following for its distinctive menu, including such guest favorites as Meat and Potato Burritos, original Street Tacos and yes, those craveable Potato Olés®. All items are served in generous portions and prepared fresh to order. For more information or to apply for a position, visit tacojohns.com.
About Jonah Bank
Founded in 2006, Jonah Bank of Wyoming has been steadily growing in the Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming, communities. Our mission is simple: We shall work to “Build a Better Wyoming” and we will treat our Employees, Customers and Communities as we would wish to be treated.
About Warehouse Twenty One
Founded in 2007, Warehouse Twenty One provides Wyoming and the Front Range with state-of-the-art marketing services. The company is a full service advertising and marketing firm centered around strategy to build brands which are then supported by other services like event production and execution, digital marketing, and multimedia campaigns.
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