"Being locally owned and operated we knew we needed to reach out and help our community. We own a store in Marysville which is very close to Oso so we've been donating pizzas to the families as well as the search & rescue personnel," said Diane Kaelin, a local Papa John's Franchisee.
Al Randazzo, Papa Johns Franchise Business Director for the Western US says, "The loss these families are experiencing is devastating. Our gratitude, respect and admiration to all of the rescue workers and to the help the Salvation Army is providing. We are happy to be able to provide this kind of support with our sincerest sympathies to all the families."
All 40 Puget Sound Washington locations will partner with three Spokane and three Tri-Cities locations to donate profits made from the entire day's sales to the Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Fund. The regular menu will be available in addition, they will offer a large one topping for $10 dollars on Thursday April 3rd. Offers will be available online for 24 hours only at www.papa johns.com and with carryout at each location.
This is a second time these Papa John's Franchises banned together to support their community in a time of tragedy. In December 2009 they raised $141,000 for the four fallen Lakewood Washington Police Officers.