March was about more than sandwiches for Destin’s Jersey Mike’s.
Culminating on Wednesday for this year’s “Day of Giving,” the company joined customers by donating 100 percent of the day’s sales to local charities. The Destin franchise chose Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity.
“This is the fourth year that Jersey Mike’s has been doing the month of giving,” said Habitat representative Melissa Forte. “But this is the first year Habitat for Humanity is benefitting from it.”
Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide decent, affordable housing for families in need.
“We have two builds under construction right now in Crestview,” said Forte. “We will put all donations that we receive towards our builds.”
Above the counter in the Destin eatery hangs a map of the United States with decals displaying the charities for each Jersey Mike’s across the country.
“We have Habitat and Sacred Heart Children’s hospital between this one and Pensacola,” said General Manager Juan Quiles.
To learn more about the giving event visit www.jerseymikes.com. To find out about Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa visit www.habitatfwb.org.
Scott Campbell, an Attorney in Destin, and board member of Habitat Okaloosa came out for a Jersey Mike’s lunch Wednesday.
“It’s great, very generous,” Campbell said of the giving event. “It’s a great cause and Jersey Mike’s really stepped up to help Okaloosa County.”