Dickey's Donates to Trooper's Family
Published: 06 Feb 2017
The Altoona Mirror covered the fundraiser for fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in downtown Altoona will hold a fundraising event Saturday for the family of fallen Trooper Landon Weaver.
“Twenty percent of sales will go to Macy, the wife of Trooper Landon Weaver. We are also selling T-shirts with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Because We Care Foundation,” said Manager Stephanie Trude of Dickey’s at 1211 11th St.
The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Trooper Weaver was killed in the line of duty in Huntingdon County on Dec. 30.
Meanwhile, four Dickey’s locations in the Dallas, Texas, area — where Dickey’s is based — are raising funds for the Weaver family.
This fundraiser is the first in the Dickey’s donation matching program, intended to increase impact for individual fallen officers’ families in their time of need. Wherever Dickey’s operates, the barbecue brand said they hope to provide support for first responders.
“Dickey’s is proud to serve those who protect us,” Dickey’s CEO Laura Rea Dickey said in a statement. “We hope to provide support and relief to the Weaver family. While we wish tragedies like this never happen, we want to do what we can to help the Weavers and other families who may face these circumstances in the future.”