How one career-ending injury helped thousands get back on their feet
Todd Walker had it going. Full football scholarship at Indiana University. Four nationally televised bowl games. A free agent contract with the Denver Broncos that had him catching passes from John Elway. And then, boom. A career-ending injury he never saw coming. His NFL career was done almost as soon as it started. “I had to make a decision,” Walker remembers. “The Lord spoke to me and said, ‘Everybody that helped you achieve all that success, I need you to go back and do that for somebody else.’” So he did. And he’s been doing it ever since. Today, Todd Walker is the executive director of the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center in Virginia Beach, devoting his life to helping the hungry, homeless and local veterans in need. Priority Automotive is proud to support Todd and the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center with an annual financial contribution.
The JCOC’s mission is to help families and individuals recover from crisis situations and become productive, self-supporting members of the community. The organization and its team of volunteers provide more than 86,000 free meals and 9,000 free bags of groceries every year. The organization also provides transitional housing for homeless veterans, cold-weather shelters for the homeless, and a day program that allows people take a shower, do laundry and apply for housing, education and employment services to get back on their feet.
How Priority Helps
Football wasn’t Todd Walker’s only Priority. Just like selling cars isn’t ours. The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center is a beneficiary of the annual Priority Toyota Charity Bowl which raised more than $400,000 last year.