Papa John’s Pizza Raises $104,000 For Families Of Lakewood Police Officers
Word is that the two-day fundraiser put on by area Papa John’s Pizza this week raised $104,000 for the families of the slain Lakewood Police Officers, four times the amount expected.
“Tuesday was the busiest I’ve ever seen here,” said Butch, the General Manager at the Normandy Park Papa John’s. “It was unbelievable, and way beyond what anyone predicted it would be. I haven’t seen that many people in the store since I started working here.”
Butch added that “at one point it was so busy that some customers were even helping us. Some ladies started calling out names of pizza customers for us who were waiting outside. It was just a great experience and we’re happy to have helped these families.”
While the local store didn’t yet have its exact tally, we’ve heard that the response to this fundraiser was several times more than what managers expected, and the NP store even had an overflow crowd waiting up to three hours for their orders from the parking lot.
If you were unable to buy a pizza to help the fallen police officers’ families, you can still donate online here through the Lakewood Police Guild’s website.