Former Bison Billy Turner giving back
Billy Turner and his lifelong friend Nick Gervais have been putting the pieces together on Kind Energy Foundation for years now.
“We wanted to start a non-profit. We wanted to help give back. We wanted to inspire youth and the non-profit was how we did it,” Turner explained. The foundation has been slowly taking shape as they structure the foundation around their passion to promote kindness with support for Feeding America in their hearts.
But when COVID-19 reared it's head this winter, the guys knew they needed to act.
So they tapped into Turner’s passions for clothing and creating and are offering Kind Energy Foundation t-shirts and sweatshirts with 100% of the proceeds going to support Feeding America and the purchase of personal protective equipment for front-line workers fighting COVID-19 and to provide financial assistance for families in need.
“That’s one of the big issues right now in our country," Turner explained. "We don’t have enough tests, we don’t have enough masks, we don’t have enough personal protective equipment all around for everyone that is working the frontline. Let alone having enough frontline personal to basically take on this virus.”
The foundation has partnered with organizations to ensure the proceeds benefit the frontline workers who need the help now.