Ennis PD fundraiser is keeping up with the Jones’
ENNIS – The Ennis Police Department held a fundraiser at the local Chick-fil-a last week to great success.
The fundraiser was held for Ennis Police Department Officer Zach Jones, 24 who needs a kidney.
Jones has been with the department three years.
Jones’ brother DJ, who has also worked for the city for the last one-and-a-half years in the Water Department, is donating a kidney to his brother.
The surgery will be later this month.
According to Roger Cole, Ennis Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Jones recently developed an autoimmune disease that caused his kidney to fail.
Cole said the event at Chick-fil-a last week was to help raise money for the surgery and it was met with success “a steady stream of people coming and going.”
“The purpose of the fundraiser was to help the family with the uncovered insurance costs,” Cole said.
“It is important to know that this family has to cover both sides of the expenses.”
There will be a second fundraiser, a dinner and auction, on Sept. 17 at the KJT in Ennis for those interested in attending.
“Our core values are honor, service, and vigilance, Cole concluded.
“This story embodies honor and service. We are known as the Bluebonnet City and when one of our own is in need we show the Bluebonnet spirit and come through for one another.”
Jones has two children, a three-year-old and an 18-month-old and has been married to his wife Karlie for four years.
If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming fundraiser for Jones, contact the Ennis Police Department for details.
If you are interested in being a donor for others like Jones who are in need you can find more information at www.bethematch.org where you can also register to be a donor.