GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Two Gulfport businesses are gearing up to help a police officer who is recovering from a stroke. Papa John's Pizza restaurants on East Pass Road and the Crossroads will donate 20 percent of Thursday's sales to Gulfport police Officer Shawn Williams.
Williams suffered a brain aneurysm July 15 and has been in recovery ever since. Friends and colleagues have been rallying around Williams and his family, planning various fundraisers to help with his medical expenses.
Orders can be placed by calling 228-896-5758 for the Pass Road store or 228-831-0838 to reach the Crossroads location.
There is also a gourmet cupcake fundraiser planned next week, because Williams' nickname is cupcake.