Weekend of fundraisers for Kunze family kicks off at Chick-Fil-A

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Donations for the family of Sedgwick County deputy Robert Kunze continue to pour in more than a week after his line of duty death.

Friday evening, all four Wichita Chick-Fil-A locations donated 20 percent of proceeds from 4-8pm to the Kunze family.

For Jason Lansdown, owner/operator of the 21st and Maize and Maple and Ridge locations, it was personal.

“My wife and I went to high school with him, my wife was in his graduating class,” Lansdown said.

After speaking with the Honore Adversis Foundation, Lansdown said all the Wichita restaurant locations were on board.

Several people in line on Friday night knew the fundraiser was going on and made plans to dine out for the occasion.

“We try to take care of each other. I’m always willing to donate however it helps,” Christina Trowbridge said. 

Trowbridge works at the jail.

Wichitan Ron Duncan went and bought one of the black memorial bands to support Kunze’s family, which are available at the courthouse and every police substation.

Rod and Kendra McBroom took their grandson Braden out to eat and were pleased to find out their ticket benefited the Kunzes.

“It’s a very small gesture to help their family for what they’ve sacrificed and everything they do on a daily basis to be there and protect the community,” Rod McBroom said.

If you didn’t make it out to Chick-Fil-A, there are a number of ways you can help.

Kansas Zombie Hunters is hosting a benefit night tomorrow.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop will accept donations for the Kunzes on Sunday and deputies will be on hand from 5:30-7:30pm to chat with customers.

Donations are always accepted through the Honore Adversis Foundation.

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