J. Ford’s Black Angus Donates to Terre Haute Humane Society During Telethon
Terre Haute, Ind. – Chef-owned restaurant, J. Ford’s Black Angus is supporting the Terre Haute Humane Society for the fourth time with a generous donation to the non-profit.
During the THHS annual Telethon on Wednesday, June 24, J. Ford’s owners Jeff and Kelly Ford presented a check for $1,600.
The funds, which were raised through the restaurant’s fourth annual “Coat Check for a Cause” totaled more than $1,000. Tips and donations were compiled during the winter months, in addition to funds contributed personally via the Fords.
“We always look forward to making this presentation to the Humane Society; not only does it give us those warm and fuzzy feelings for animals in our community, but I’m honored to be able to make the donation with help from our wonderful and generous customers at J. Ford’s,” says co-owner Kelly Ford. “People do like to give a dollar for the coat check, but then they see the photo of our dogs and they learn that the money goes directly to the Humane Society and they want to donate more; they get a five, a ten or even a twenty out, they up the donation when they find out where it is going, so it really is a contribution from so many of us.”
The Fords are longtime contributors and supporters of the THHS. Their two dogs, Daphne and Fiona are rescues. In April 2019 “Coat Check for a Cause” raised over $1,500. In August 2018 a donation of $1,000 was made, along with a donation of physical items from the organization’s “wish list”. The pet supplies were collected during Downtown Terre Haute Dog Days of Summer First Friday event that same month. Also in 2018 the couple donated funds to construct a pet waste station on 7th Street in Downtown Terre Haute in 2018. They encourage others to donate to the THHS in any capacity, whether monetary donations, supplies or time.
Ford’s Black Angus is currently closed due to COVID-19, but plans to re-open on July 10.