It’s time to “Raise the Steaks” for awareness and treatment of mental illness.
Columbus-area residents who would like to help out with the issue, while also dining on a good meal, should head to Logan’s Roadhouse, 2643 Manchester Expressway, between 4 and 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The steakhouse will be the scene for a tasty fundraiser for the Columbus chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI. A portion of all pre-tax sales from those guests dining there specifically for “Raise the Steaks” will be given to the local group. A barcode coupon is needed.
“It’s 15 percent up until 50 guests and, after that, it’s 20 percent of all sales,” Logan’s kitchen manager Trey Whitley said Tuesday.
“NAMI is a national network of people who volunteer to work together to improve the lives of people who are affected by a wide-range of serious biological brain disorders,” according to the NAMI Columbus website, which notes it’s currently the largest affiliate in Georgia, with the motto: We care because we’ve been there!
“Join us as we fight the stigma of mental illness,” the site says.
This is the first time NAMI has taken part in “Raise the Steaks” at Logan’s Roadhouse, Whitley said, although the restaurant helps out non-profits and needy organizations frequently. It’s part of a nationwide effort by the chain.
“We’ve done Animal Ark; they do it every month and have had pretty good turnouts. We’ve done Relay for Life, Jordan High School, Bridges Academy,” Whitley said. “With Animal Ark, I think we did $3,500. They got like $600 from us. The organization does all of the advertising and gets people in with the brochure (barcode coupon). We scan it and get them a check in about a month.”
Those needing a copy of the barcode coupon used for processing the meal as a fundraiser can click on this story at www.ledger-enquirer.com, or contact Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ll send one of the barcodes out to whoever the guest may be,” he said.
Contact NAMI Columbus at 706-320-3755. The Georgia Crisis and Access Line is 1-800-715-4225.