During the first couple days of the Black Forest Fire here in Colorado Springs, the fire fighters were in desperate need of high protein on the go snacks and meals. I was trying to figure out what I could do to help, I thought what's better than beef jerky, and I make it, but I knew that as much as I wanted to, I myself could just not make enough. So I did the next logical thing, I filled out an form with Jack Link's Beef Jerky looking for a donation to accommodate, at that time, 150 fire fighters. I had told a story of how, with several family members and many friends losing everything due to the Joplin tornado, that I have seen first hand what kind of impact the generosity of corporations like theirs can have during and after a catastrophe.
I heard back from a Jack Link's representative this week, and while they are not able to accommodate all requests, they decided that my plea did indeed "dovetail nicely with our overall plan and we are happy to assist."
I had given them the shipping address of the Care and Share facility out off of Powers, and Jack Link's informed me that they are sending $30,626 worth of product by July 26th.
I discussed the effort with Care and Share this morning, and they are quite excited to be involved with the effort.
I just hope that this effort will aid the fire fighters and first responders who continue to battle blazes across Colorado.
Edited by Bluto - 7/12/13 at 3:13pm