It's not always about sales at Premier Rental-Purchase in Kearney NE, it's about life and charity. Mike Shuler & Heath Peters, Premier owners of the Kearney and Hastings, NE locations, are strong supporters of St. Jude Children Research Center.
Shuler, Peters and their Premier Rental-Purchase stores teamed up for the third consecutive year with St. Jude's Annual Telethon and Central Nebraska Radio Station Y102, with the event being held March 31-April for a record breaking year. The annual telethon raised more than $145,000 surpassing last year's figure! Premier contributed to the record amount for St. Jude by selling Hearts for Hope at both locations. They also donated a 40 inch HD Toshiba TV for a grand prize drawing. Store Manager, DJ Bidwell, presented Barb Olsen with the new TV. If that's not enough, Shuler also presented St. Jude Children Research Center with a $1,000 cash donation!
Supporting St. Jude Children Research Center has special meaning to Shuler. His parents, Jack and Helen Shuler, are both cancer survivors. "I truly cannot put it into words how the families have to go through such a traumatic experience. It's one thing to fight cancer as an adult but for the families and children to fight cancer at such a young age, brings tears to your eyes," says an emotional Shuler. "St. Jude Research Center is completely paid for and they never turn anyone away due to financial difficulties. This is truly one of the amazing foundations that exist today and it brings our entire Premier team and y102 together each year".
All of us at The Premier Companies commend Mike and Heath for another successful event for such a great cause.