ATLANTA – Two distinguished African-American companies in Atlanta are giving again to the group.
The house owners of the Slutty Vegan and Large Dave’s Cheesesteak have made it their mission to enroll 25,000 Black males free of charge life insurance coverage.
“We all know it’s going to be a journey and a troublesome activity however we’re two Black-owned companies Atlanta helps and we wished to assist out the group,” stated Derrick Hayes, proprietor of Large Dave’s Cheesesteak.
They’re two enterprise house owners with one mission. Thursday, the house owners got here collectively to assist African-American males locally.
“We got here up with the Sq. One marketing campaign as a manner to offer free life insurance coverage for any Black man 15-45 years previous who makes 30,000 or much less. As we see statistically that is the age vary Black males are dying at a excessive price,” stated Pinky Cole, proprietor of The Slutty Vegan.
“This can be a actual drawback within the Black group. Black males are dying and households aren’t capable of put their family members within the floor. We wish to have the ability to change the narrative,” Hayes stated.
It’s greater than a marketing campaign for Derrick Hayes who grew up in West Philadelphia. Hayes stated he desires to coach.
“It was me rising up in a lower-income group and I didn’t study this. Now, that I’ve the monetary sources and understanding what’s occurring I wish to unfold the data to my brothers,” Hayes stated.
For Pinky Cole it’s about ensuring persons are OK.
“It’s not about life or dying. It’s about monetary literacy, generational wealth and if one thing occurs to you they wouldn’t need to go to a barbecue or GoFundMe to attempt to determine it out,” Cole stated.
As the 2 work in direction of their objective of signing up 25,000 males they hope they’ll change at the least one life.
They’re difficult different companies to offer again.
“In case you have the platform or the voice to make a change then try this,” Cole stated. “We’ve got a duty to ourselves and group to pour again into the individuals who assist you each single day.”
“We’re simply two Black-owned companies that actually care about Atlanta and wish to assist the lower-income communities out proper now,” Hayes stated.
“So long as I’ve breath, Derrick has breath then we’re going to proceed to do the work,” Cole stated.
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