Our Town America Surprises Deserving Hurricane Irma victims
ABC Action News (October 2017) – Hurricane Irma is expected to cost the US an estimated $172 billion worth of damage – including the devastating spoiled food product and revenue losses suffered by countless local restaurant owners in Florida. Power outages shut down restaurants all over town for a week or longer following the storm, costing restaurant owners, and their employees, tens of thousands of dollars.
This inspired Michael Plummer Jr., CEO of Our Town America – a national New Mover Marketing company headquartered in Clearwater – to host a Hurricane Irma Facebook fundraiser that raised more than $2000 ($1500 in the Bay area), all raised by their very own corporate employees and franchisees.
Plummer is donating the money equally (roughly $500 for each) to four Florida businesses who need a post-hurricane boost – Jets Pizza in Dunedin, Brix 33 and Ice Cream Palace in New Port Richey, and Great Clips in Fort Myers – after losing a combined $40,000+ in spoiled food and potential revenues.
Our Town America's Tampa-area franchise owners, Mike, and Julie Fisher, matched the raised amount Jet’s Pizza received, as they know the struggles owner Jim O'Connor and his employees went through as a result of hurricane. Here's the catch - O'Connor, is giving the full amount to his employees.
On Halloween, Our Town America gave O'Connor his check at the local Jet's restaurant (located at 1350 Main Street, Dunedin Florida 34698).
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Brittany is the head of Our Town America’s corporate marketing department. She specializes in digital and print media, social media, and public relations.