Freddy Simon and the founders of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers traveled to Moore, Oklahoma, to present a $52,029.48 check to the Central and Western Oklahoma Red Cross.
Guests making purchases at all Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers locations nationwide were encouraged to add a dollar or round up their tab with a direct giving program implemented just a few days after the tornado struck; the program ended Wednesday, June 19.
“We’ve been a part of Moore for almost seven years now, and we thrive on giving back to our communities,” remarks franchisee Bob Rasberry. “When a community we are a part of is in need and we are able to provide some relief, it’s going to get done. Similar to the donation effort after the Joplin, Missouri, tornado in May of 2011, Freddy’s sincerely appreciates the continued generosity displayed by loyal guests across the country.”
The Freddy’s in Moore received only minor damage from the devastating F5 tornado and the store was able to feed 5000 first responders and volunteers, free of charge, on Sunday, May 25. The check presentation was dedicated to all those affected by the massive tornado that destroyed many of the city’s neighborhoods and resulted in the loss of 24 lives.
“We would like to congratulate the neighboring Freddy’s in Owasso, Oklahoma, for topping the fundraising efforts in our system by raising $3,121 for their fellow Oklahomans in Moore. Giving is a part of our fabric at Freddy’s and prominently displayed by staff and guests, especially in times of need,” says COO Scott Redler. ”I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and for believing that lending a helping hand is truly the ‘Freddy’s Way’.”