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Gift for Tony Rohr: the Pizza Hut Manager who got fired for saving Thanksgiving

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Gift for Tony Rohr: the Pizza Hut Manager who got fired for saving Thanksgiving
Alexis Ohanian started the campaign

I saw this story thanks to the /r/news community (http://redd.it/1rixub) about Tony Rohr, a generous GM at a Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Indiana. He was fired yesterday for giving his employees Thanksgiving Day off, to spend it with their loved ones. But Pizza Hut wasn't quite so supportive: they fired him on the spot. 

Little-known fact about me: I used to work at a Pizza Hut myself in Columbia, Maryland (for a manager named Tony, which is just a crazy coincidence). It's where I learned some of my best lessons about entrepreneurship. This story resonated pretty strongly with me, and I knew we had to try something.

Small-scale heroism like Tony's deserves to be rewarded. I'll pitch in the first $500, will you join in and pitch in $500 more? Tony started as a cook in a Pizza Hut ten years ago and worked his way up to the top. It's heartbreaking to see how he was treated. Being without a job must be difficult for his family, and a few hundred bucks will give them a start on a nice turkey dinner and some holiday presents. Let's come together in support, and give him a holiday miracle :)

Here's some additional background on Tony's story:

Update: Crowdtilt has verified this campaign, and will directly send the money to Tony and his family! 

 

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The campaign was a success. A big thanks to all our contributors.
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Manick Bhan
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Will Francis
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Good news, everyone! Tony got his job back. Believe me, your tweets, likes, upvotes, and especially dollars, helped make this happen -- thanks for helping create this Thanksgiving magic!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/28/us/pizza-store-thanksgiving-firing
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Good news, everyone! Tony got his job back. Believe me, your tweets, likes, upvotes, and especially dollars, helped make this happen -- thanks for helping create this Thanksgiving magic!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/28/us/pizza-store-thanksgiving-firing
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WOW! I came back to find this campaign soaring. Thanks to all of you for making this a very special thanksgiving for Tony and his family. I've pitched in another $500 since you all so awesomely came through and tilted this campaign in under 24 hrs.

Special thanks to /r/upliftingnews
http://www.reddit.com/r/UpliftingNews/comments/1rlz5c/i_worked_at_pizza_hut_for_a_couple_years_and_i...
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WOW! I came back to find this campaign soaring. Thanks to all of you for making this a very special thanksgiving for Tony and his family. I've pitched in another $500 since you all so awesomely came through and tilted this campaign in under 24 hrs.

Special thanks to /r/upliftingnews
http://www.reddit.com/r/UpliftingNews/comments/1rlz5c/i_worked_at_pizza_hut_for_a_couple_years_and_i...
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Andy DeBergalis
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Robert Kim
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Alexis Ohanian
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Alexis, thanks for drawing attention to this inequity, and Tony Rohr, way to go! Keep standing up for what's right.
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Daniel Russell
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Michael L Hunt
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Rachel Sussman
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Love this. I hope Tony and his family have a great thanksgiving in spite of the setback. We need more people like Tony in this world. :)
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Achal Varma
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Love everything about this.
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Toni Alejandria
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Ray Nichols
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Samantha Cousin
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Abiah Loethen
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Loethen
100% better get to Tony, or I'll track you down.
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Henry Liu
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Campaign Description:

I saw this story thanks to the /r/news community (http://redd.it/1rixub) about Tony Rohr, a generous GM at a Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Indiana. He was fired yesterday for giving his employees Thanksgiving Day off, to spend it with their loved ones. But Pizza Hut wasn't quite so supportive: they fired him on the spot. 

Little-known fact about me: I used to work at a Pizza Hut myself in Columbia, Maryland (for a manager named Tony, which is just a crazy coincidence). It's where I learned some of my best lessons about entrepreneurship. This story resonated pretty strongly with me, and I knew we had to try something.

Small-scale heroism like Tony's deserves to be rewarded. I'll pitch in the first $500, will you join in and pitch in $500 more? Tony started as a cook in a Pizza Hut ten years ago and worked his way up to the top. It's heartbreaking to see how he was treated. Being without a job must be difficult for his family, and a few hundred bucks will give them a start on a nice turkey dinner and some holiday presents. Let's come together in support, and give him a holiday miracle :)

Here's some additional background on Tony's story:

Update: Crowdtilt has verified this campaign, and will directly send the money to Tony and his family! 

 

 
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