La Grange McDonald’s donating sales to support LMPD officer Nickolas Wilt

The restaurant is donating 20% of today's sales over a 12 hour period to Wilt’s family to support the officer’s recovery.
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 9:44 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2023 at 1:25 PM EDT
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LA GRANGE, Ky. The McDonalds in La Grange was packed with people on Thursday during an all-day fundraiser for Officer Nickolas Wilt.

Officer Wilt remains in critical condition after he was injured during the mass shooting at Old National Bank on April 10. Family said recent progress made by Wilt has been promising.

The McDonald’s donated 20% of sales from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday for Wilt’s family to support the officer’s recovery. Cars wrapped around the building during lunch as they were eager to donate.

“We want to do everything that we can to give back to Officer Wilt and his family,” owner and operator Emily Kasselmann said. “People coming together doesn’t surprise me at all. This is a phenomenal community here in Oldham County.”

Wilt is a resident from La Grange and also served as a firefighter and dispatcher in Oldham County before joining LMPD.

People, like Judy Morgan, who know Wilt said this is the chance to give back to someone who gave so much. “Nick is a great person. There’s nothing that he wouldn’t do. Just like he showed it- running to the front just to save. That’s the type of person Nick would be. He’s just one in a million.”

Donations for Wilt’s medical expenses are also being collected by the Louisville Metro Police Foundation. Recently, the organization announced more than $200,000 has been raised for Wilt and his family.

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