Deb Hayes, left, receives a $265 check from Pizza Hut manager Amanda Keneipp, as Roxane Miller, EMT, looks on. EMS is one of several organizations in the community that has or will be receiving funds from Pizza Hut in a monthly service project. (Johnson Publications photo)

Pizza Hut says thanks to local service groups

    Last Thursday, Imperial EMS was presented with a check for $265 from the Imperial Pizza Hut.
    Amanda Keneipp, general manager, presented the check to Deb Hayes, president of Imperial EMS, following a few words of appreciation.
    “My staff and I wanted to show our appreciation and give back to the community in some way. We decided to pick one day a month where a percentage of our sales would go to some deserving group within the community,” said Keneipp.
    She said she is particularly thankful to Imperial EMS because both of her parents, at different times, have needed help from the ambulance service.
    “I am so grateful for the compassion of our EMS volunteers,” she said.
    Pizza Hut staff started this program in February with a check presentation to Lied Imperial Public Library.
    EMS was selected to be spotlighted in March with Imperial Lions Club chosen for April, Keneipp said. May will recognize SCORE Camp and June’s proceeds will go to Teammates, she continued.
    Fifteen percent of all Pizza Hut sales on the last Monday of the month is donated to that month’s selected service group.  
    “We haven’t chosen the groups beyond June yet, but we will be presenting a check to some local group through at least January 2020,” she said.
    “It’s our way of saying thank you for all that these groups do in our community,” Keneipp said.

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