LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Domino's Pizza workers in Lafayette are mourning the loss of their coworker and friend. Joshua Ungersma was shot and killed while on a delivery run last Monday. Now the franchise is stepping up to support the family.
"We closed for two days out of respect for Josh and to give our team members ample time to you know just, heal, somewhat," said Jeff Stegen, Domino's area franchisee
Ungersma worked at the Domino's located on Greenbush St. Stegen has been stepping in to take over shifts as coworkers deal with the death of their friend.
"Right now it's very difficult times, we're also a family here and Josh was very much a part of this family for over a year," said Stegen.
With family in mind, Stegen said he and his business partner decided they wanted to support the Ungersma family the best way they know how.
"We're simply going to give 75% of our sales all day Monday through Friday to the Ungersma family," said Stegen.
The promotion starts on Sept. 7 and ends Sept. 11.
"We wanted to do something significant to help the family," said Stegen.
In one night, the social media post about the store's decision to donate proceeds to the Ungersma family has seen a lot of support.
Stegen is hopeful it'll make a big impact on the family.
"We're already having so many phone calls," said Stegen. "Flowers coming into the store, you know, just thoughts and prayers from our customers. It's been overwhelming."
The promotion for the donation sales to the Ungersmas' is only valid at the Greenbush location. According to Domino's, Ungersma was working there for a second job to help support his family.