America made it happen! Papa John's and Its Customers Contribute $400,000 to Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Thanks to the involvement of thousands across the U.S., Papa John’s contributed $400,000 in monetary donations, food and in-kind support for recovery efforts in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma, two towns recently devastated by horrific tornadoes.  A special Papa John's pizza offer on Sunday, May 26, allowed $1 from every U.S. order to be contributed to the Salvation Army's Oklahoma Recovery Effort.  Papa John's also sent its mobile pizza kitchen to Moore, where more than 10,000 hot pizzas were served throughout the week to relief workers, emergency responders and struggling families affected by the storms.

“It was YOU – Papa John’s pizza lovers throughout America – who played a pivotal role in helping to get these heartland communities back on their feet,” said Papa John’s Founder and CEO John Schnatter.  “We know that when we act together we can make great things happen!”

With more than 3,000 North American restaurants, the Papa John’s family offers an incredible network of employees and customers who rise to the occasion to help those in need. "That’s exactly what happened on May 26 for these devastated families in Oklahoma," added Papa John Schnatter. “On that single day, our family raised thousands of dollars to help the Salvation Army assist the many people who were so sadly affected by these tornadoes."

Papa John's Franchisee Jason Opie, who has 11 restaurants in the Oklahoma region, kicked off local aid efforts immediately following the initial tornado by also donating hundreds of pizzas to the Moore community.  

If you or your friends or loved ones are living in the Moore or El Reno areas and you have been impacted by these tragic events, please share your stories here...because the power of “community” makes good things happen and helps us all to come together in a positive way.

A big THANK YOU and congratulations to everyone!

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