The Jamil Shrine Center will have a new on-the-go method of raising money for their cause this year.
Members of the Jamil Motor Corp along with their wives, volunteered more than 3,500 hours of their time throughout 2020 to repair and remodel a former Jamil Shriners food truck. It has now been brought back up to code and is ready to use. The food truck will be utilized throughout the Midlands community to raise awareness and funds for the Greenville Shriners Hospital, and the Jamil Shrine Center.
According to Shriner Jeff Snipes, the group of volunteers spent more time at home last year due to COVID precautions, like many others. They used the food truck remodeling as an outlet to focus their attention and time, finally unveiling their finished product in December.
The completion of the food truck's remodeling was exciting not just for the participating volunteers, but all the group members. "It makes us real proud because the Jamil Shriners, and Shriners everywhere, we all want to give back and be a part of our local community to help the children," said Snipes.
The Jamil Shriners are dedicated to providing care for children and families in need, according to Snipes. Shriners hospitals provide quality care for children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, and other special healthcare needs at no cost to the family.
The group’s food truck will serve a variety of popular options including hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, fried fish, and French fries. A portion of the money from food orders will be sent to the Greenville Shriner's Hospital, and to the Jamil Shrine Center, based in Columbia.
Anyone interested in inviting the Jamil Food Truck to an event may call Kenn Ouzts at 803-608-7915.