Jimmy and the entire family of JJ's restaurant are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support and prayers that have rained over us the past few days. We have also been flooded with calls asking where to donate financially to the cause. We wanted to share with you a few thoughts on that.
First, JJ's has met with our insurance company and we have determined that we're able to continue to pay our staff wages while we regroup and make decisions about the future. Second, JJ's is currently working with our friends at Country Club Bank to set up a fund to collect donations. Country Club Bank has offered to waive all fees relating to this fund. All money received by JJ's for staff assistance, including any money from the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association fundraiser, will be deposited in this fund.
This fund will be governed by a board to see that this money is properly distributed to JJ's staff and related charitable efforts surrounding the fire. We've heard there are other organizations collecting donations on behalf of JJ's staff and employees, but we would encourage you to consider the Country Club Bank fund to ensure that 100% of the money goes to the right place. We will provide more details via Facebook soon when the fund is ready.
No words can describe the grief we're feeling from this tragedy. Our hearts go out to all those affected and their families. Please continue to keep our staff, gas workers, first responders and others in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. Thank you.
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