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Geno’s Donates $50K To Officer’s Family

By Wyatt Earp | December 18, 2008

cheesy-goodnessI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Joey Vento and the folks at Geno’s Steaks are amongst the best people in town.

Say what you want about that media-contrived “Speak English” controversy - Joey Vento is a good man, and this is a great gesture for Tim’s family.

Thanks to all involved in this good deed.

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphians’ love of cheesesteaks and generosity helped Geno’s Steaks raise a large amount of cash for the family of a police sergeant killed in the line of duty last month.

Geno’s owner Joey Vento presented the family of Sergeant Timothy Simpson with a check for $50,000 Thursday.

For 24 hours starting December 4, the South Philadelphia eatery collected all proceeds to benefit the family.

Sergeant Simpson was responding to a robbery call when his cruiser was struck by an allegedly intoxicated driver in Port Richmond on November 17.

In addition to their fundraising efforts, Geno’s Steaks has created a “Path of Honor” remembering every Philadelphia police officer and firefighter killed in the line of duty. (H/T - CBS3)

Personally, I love Geno’s. Their steaks are fabulous, and Joey Vento is always good to the cops and firemen of this city. His establishment is the one image I definitely needed to have on my top banner, because he personifies the spirit of Philadelphia.

It’s also where I met Right Wing Prof, Sebastian, and Bitter last summer. Good people, good times.

Topics: Simpson Murder |

9 Responses to “Geno’s Donates $50K To Officer’s Family”

  1. Deanna Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    That is amazing generosity and I hope that his business prospers for many years to come. More businesses (small and corporate) should follow his lead.

  2. Doghouse Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Sounds like I have a place to spend my money next time I go to Philly. Good for them.

  3. Diller Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Class Act!…..makes you feel good to know there are people who still give a damn.

  4. Rick Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    God Bless this man for what he is doing.

  5. Crankipants Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Great guy!

    The Cheese Fries are good, too!

  6. Old NFO Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Class act! I still want to get back there to eat.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Deanna - Agreed. He has always been a friend of the PPD and the PFD.

    Doghouse - It helps that the food is good, too.

    Diller - They’re rare, but they’re out there if you take the time to look.

    Rick - Agreed. Truly a great person.

    Crankipants - When I was a fat bastard, I would revel in those!

    Old NFO - Yeah, the steaks we had were good, but there’s something about Geno’s.

  8. TrekMedic 251 Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    I ALWAYS make sure I direct the out-of-towners to Geno’s! He’s just good people.

  9. RT Says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Wish more people were like him. People are just so myopic these days.