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BIGGBY COFFEE hosting fundraising campaign to aid family of Westland Firefighter


EAST LANSING, MI. May 17, 2013 – The BIGGBY COFFEE on Ford Rd. in Westland, MI will be the host of a fundraising campaign dedicated to the family of a Westland firefighter, who died in the line of duty last week. On May 22, 2013 Westland BIGGBY COFFEE will be donating 50% of sales generated between the hours of 6am-11am to the Woehlke family, who lost a very courageous member of their family.


Regarding the tragic event, the Mayor of Westland issued this statement: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our Westland firefighters who died in the line of duty this morning. He dedicated his life to protecting the residents of Wayne and Westland and this is a terrible loss for the firefighter’s family and our entire community. This tragedy is a reminder to us all of the sacrifice that firefighters make along with their family and friends every single day.”


Mohamad Elfakir, owner of the BIGGBY COFFEE in Westland, MI, believes that giving to a community that has given him so much already, is the right thing to do. “I believe strongly in supporting our community, we are all one big family. This was a very tragic loss and I want to help the Woehlke family during this tough time however we can.”


BIGGBY COFFEE encourages all stores to get involved with their community as much as possible. Usually it comes natural to store owners simply because where their store is located, is also where they call home.


Any and all questions about the five hour donation period can be directed to the store by calling 734-326-1468 or by visiting them at 37644 Ford Rd. Westland, MI.




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 171 cafes open or under contract across six states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit