A GoFundMe campaign has been created to contribute to the Community Strong program where every dollar donated will go to struggling local restaurants and we will in-turn provide free meals to those in need. “As of Monday, April 20, $15,630 has been raised!” announced General Manager Brian Campbell. ““The community has been great to us for over 37 years and we’re glad we could help support some of our neighbors in this time of need. We’ve seen overwhelming support from local individuals and want to thank everyone who made a donation. Tri-Cities truly is… Community Strong!”
Campbell & Company has partnered with the local Non-Profit, Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin, to distribute the proceeds to the families in the most need throughout our communities. This non-profit currently does amazing work with our local school districts to help students and families overcome any barriers that prevent them from achieving in school and in life. This includes connecting them with the various resources our community has to offer.
Logistically, Campbell & Company will collect the funds, then purchase gift certificates from local restaurants. Communities in Schools of Benton Franklin will distribute the purchased gift cards to to the students and families identified as needing.
"Our staff is working hard to ensure we have communicated with our students and families that we assist and properly identify the needs and ensure that we connect them with the proper resources. For those who need assistance with food or have a food insecurity, our staff will ensure that they have access to the supplied gift certificates. How students and families actually receive the certificates would be dependent of what our staff and our families feel most comfortable with. For most it is a coordinated doorstep drop off and for others it is simply emailing the certificate to them," explains Tommy Heppler Director of Development for Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin.
As part of the Community Strong Campaign, Campbell is demonstrating their faith in American courage and resiliency by displaying over 180 American flags on their trucks and headquarters.