Wayback Burger Manager Gives Back To Urban MissionPosted: Updated:
Shane Barr manages the Wayback Burger fast food restaurants in Jefferson County.
On Saturday, April 7, he's partnering with the Watertown Urban Mission for the "Wayback Whammy" to raise some money for the group.
Barr chose to help the Urban Mission, because not so long ago, he needed their help.
"They helped me out a lot so I figured, help them give back to the community as much as possible," he said.
Around 2005, Barr and his wife's car broke down and they couldn't afford to fix it.
Through the Urban Mission's "Wheels for Work" program, they were able to get an affordable van.
Barr says it would have been really hard for him and his wife to get to work without the vehicle.
And when the couple's home burned down a couple years later, the Urban Mission was there again.
"House burned down in 2007 and we lost everything. We had the insurance to replace the home, but we lost everything in it," he said.
The Urban Mission helped them get new furniture, clothes, and food. And now Barr is giving back to the Urban Mission.
During the "Wayback Whammy," 15 percent of sales at the restaurants in Salmon Run Mall and near Evans Mills will be donated to the Urban Mission.
While the 'Wheels to Work' program hasn't been running for several years, the Urban Mission is now taking applications and the program will be back next month.