Schlotzsky’s, Randy Rogers step up to help Cleburne

By Matt Smith

Inspired by Friday’s concert bringing the Randy Rogers Band and friends to town, the Cleburne Schlotzsky’s location, 1216 W. Henderson St., will donate 20 percent of their sales from 2-10 p.m. that same day to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund.

“I told our area manager about the concert and he said, ‘Why don’t we do a fundraiser the same day?’” Cleburne Schlotzsky’s Manager Carol George said. “We donated box lunches after the tornadoes and this provides another way for Schlotzsky’s to better support and be involved in the Cleburne community.”

George said she’s excited about and looking forward to Friday’s concert and added that she thinks it’s a natural fit for Schlotzsky’s to join in and help.

“We’re going to have the musicians coming in and a lot of people from out of town on Friday,” George said. “People here out and about that day so we just want to let everybody know they can stop by, get something to eat and know they’re helping the Cleburne effort, too.”

Concert organizers on Monday said they were thrilled to learn that Schlotzsky’s plans to help out with the effort adding that they plan to stop by the restaurant and fill up on sandwiches.

Rogers, a Cleburne native, organized the concert shortly after tornadoes blew through Cleburne and surrounding areas on May 15. Although the tornadoes resulted in no deaths or serious injuries, they generated major damage throughout neighborhoods in southwest Cleburne and those west of Lake Pat Cleburne. The storms destroyed several homes and several residents remain relocated for the time being while their homes are repaired.

Rogers recently returned home to tour tornado hit areas and characterized the damage as worse than he imagined.

Rogers called upon fellow country musicians Steve Helms, the Amos Moses Band and Sonny Burgess to fill out the benefit show’s lineup.

Money raised by the concert and Schlotzsky’s will go into a relief fund established by the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Donations to the Cleburne Area Relief Fund may be made at any Pinnacle Bank location.

The chamber will continue taking applications for tornado victims through Aug. 15. For information, call 817-645-2455.

Source: Cleburne Times-Review

For concert info visit Concert for Cleburne on Facebook.

Schlotzsky’s Steps Up to Support JDRF

 

From October 1 through November 3, Schlotzsky’s wants you to Step Up! to help us support JDRF so we can find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Drop by any Schlotzsky’s restaurant during this time and donate just one dollar to JDRF and you’ll get a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase at Schlotzsky’s. It’s that simple! Help us raise funds for JDRF, get a coupon and walk away feeling good!

Founded in 1970, JDRF (formally Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the world’s largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, having raised more than $1.6 billion in research funds since its inception. T1D is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives.

“We were extremely selective when identifying a national charitable cause that our brand could support system wide. Our organization is happy to be working with JDRF to fund essential research toward type 1 diabetes,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “This decision was more than an act of corporate philanthropy; this was the alignment of two organizations that are passionate about helping those with this disease. As a supporting partner, our goal is to raise $250,000 that will help efforts in finding better treatments and a cure for T1D.”

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