Last March, during their annual March Month of Giving/Day of Giving, Augusta Area Jersey Mike’s Subs Raised $25,000 for Burn Foundation of America, a local charity that directly assists patients and families going through treatment at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.
“Be a Sub Above, not only pertains to our product, but in all we do.”
CSRA Business Management Group, Inc, whose local ownership includes Eric/Sandi Clark, Jason/Chelsea Wren, Stephen Carter, Corina Garray, and Ben Gozur, own eight local Jersey Mike’s sub shops and have long supported the Burn Foundation of America, formerly the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Each year since 2011, the local Jersey Mikes Subs shops have accepted donations for the foundation in their stores the entire month of March leading up to their “Day of Giving”, when 100% of the day’s sales are donated to the foundation, literally every single penny, to the Burn Foundation of America.
For 2020, after fresh renovations on all their area stores just completed, Jersey Mikes is gearing up for their annual “”Month of Giving”, with all proceeds raised locally going to the Burn Foundation of America.
A large part of the Burn Foundation is supporting the Chavis House. The Chavis House is a comfortable home-away-from-home for family members to stay while their loved ones are at the Joseph M. Still Burn Unit at Doctors Hospital.
“The Chavis House is home to people for six months to a year while their family or loved one is in the burn unit, free of charge. Burn wounds take a very long time to heal.
“The patient’s family sleep there, they eat there, they shower there. Many people have to give up their income to be here taking care of the person they love, let alone be faced with additional expenses while doing so” Eric Clark said. “We just wanted to be part of a local charity and do our part to help and bring awareness to them.”
Clark continued, “Our customers do all the heavy lifting and come out to support us so much, we are just a platform to help.” Named the Chavis House after Jeffrey Vaden Chavis, a South Carolina firefighter who died in the line of duty, the guesthouse hosts families of burn patients for free.
CSRA Business Management Group’s first Jersey Mike’s location opened in 2011 in Grovetown. Prior to owning Jersey Mike’s Subs stores, Clark sponsored Burn Foundation events and was no doubt influenced by his sister Jamie, who was a nurse at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center and brought awareness of the mission and services that the Burn Foundation provides to burn patients and families.
Jersey Mikes Subs also helps provide meals to the Chavis House families throughout the year, “Being affiliated with the Burn Foundation has really opened my eyes to what’s right here in our backyard. I’m amazed at how many people the Foundation touches, and what a amazing job the Burn Foundation does in general,” Clark said.
The donations will go a long way towards comforting people in their time of need.
Jersey Mikes Subs, along with the entire staff at all eight locations and the staff of the Burn Foundation of America and JMS Burn Unit would like to thank all those who participate in this fun annual fundraising effort.
Donations can be made through the entire month of March. The Day of Giving, which is on Wednesday, March 25th, every single penny spent in an area Jersey Mikes Subs will he donated.
Mark your calendars for March 25th, and order a to go for the office, or visit one of the freshly renovated stores on the Day of Giving, and enjoy a great lunch and the feeling of supporting such a worthy cause.
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