Today, 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 PERCENT 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,” SAYS 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,” says 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,” says 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.