Three Jerks Says "Stop Jerk'n Flint!" #flintwatercrisis16 Mar 16
Flint – Detroit Pistons’ forward and vice president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), Anthony Tolliver, on behalf of the Pistons and NBPA has partnered with Three Jerks Jerky to donate more than $70,000 in retail value of bags of filet mignon beef jerky to The Foodbank of Eastern Michigan to be distributed to families in the Flint community.
“It was brought to our attention, that in addition to water donations, high protein, nutritional, ready-to-eat snacks are in need in the community. I am happy that our friends at Three Jerks Jerky were excited to step right in and help.” Tolliver said. “The Pistons and NBPA are committed to providing long term support to the Flint community in a variety of ways.” Tolliver added.
Three Jerks Jerky (www.threejerksjerky.com), ‘The Original Filet Mignon Beef Jerky,’ is made from 100% filet mignon and all natural ingredients that are gluten free, nitrate free and artificial preservative free. The Company gained national recognition after appearing on ABC’s hit television show, “Shark Tank” where the Company partnered up with celebrity entrepreneur, Daymond John.
Dozens of players from across the NBA have provided much needed support to the citizens of Flint over the past several weeks including a $500,000 commitment led by the Pistons’ players. The NBPA will be announcing additional initiatives in the coming weeks. “The Pistons’ organization and players from across the league have coordinated water drives, visited with families and provided significant monetary gifts,” said James Gaskin, CEO at United Way of Genesee County. “We are grateful that Anthony, in conjunction with the Pistons and NBPA, was able to work with Three Jerks Jerky to make such a generous and well-needed donation.”
As the needs of the Flint community continue to develop, the United Way remains committed to supporting families in need. For information about how to get involved or make a financial contribution to the United Way of Genesee County, visit www.unitedwaygenesee.org. If you are a City of Flint resident in need of assistance, please dial 2-1-1 or visit www.mi211.org