A local business owner has created a fund-raising campaign as a means of giving back to his community. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the report.
One of Sheridan's newer business owners wanted to give back to the community. That was the inspiration for Thankful Thursdays at Warehouse 201.
Owner John Harrison said it's not a new idea, but one that's working. With only four weeks into the program, a total of $7,000 has been raised for recipients like the Veterans of Affairs homeless shelter and local animal shelter, and a cancer foundation. Harrison said the fund-raising nights are set up just as a booster of funds and the fun starts each Thursday night as people walk through the door.
The trinket, he mentioned, costs $25. He went on to explain that a different charity is chosen each week to receive the funds. This week's goes to our own Christmas Wish campaign to help struggling families during the holiday season. It's a program that's been ongoing at the station for the past 16 years and has touched the lives of many, including some here at the station. One little boy, in particular, stands out in the memory of Sheridan Media's Margo Heck, who's a marketing consultant.
Tonight's event starts at 6 at Warehouse 201, which is located at 201 Broadway. So, Harrison says, come on over and enjoy the event, or stop in to give him the name of a charity to add to the list.
As for the station's Christmas Wish campaign, the deadline's looming. For that, if you want to submit a name of someone who needs help, just check the home page for details.