Jarrid Wilson was a beloved megachurch pastor whose goal was to raise awareness about mental health and illness through Anthem of Hope, the charity he founded. He counseled many Christians who struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts.
Sadly, he took his own life after battling through his own depression. He left his wife Juli, their two sons, and the Christian community in shock and still in mourning.
To give honor to his memory and acknowledge his great works, Cause Roast Coffee is releasing a limited coffee blend called “HOPE Blend.” Wilson co-founded the fair trade coffee company with his friends Greg Pittman and Aldo Lihiang when they met in 2015. The company donates 15 percent of its profits to help third-world countries get access to clean, drinking water.
“As a tribute to a dear friend and amazing human being, we are releasing a limited-time blend called HOPE. All proceeds from the HOPE Blend will go directly to Anthem of Hope to help continue Jarrid’s work and legacy,” reads the statement shared on Instagram to announce the release of Hope Blend.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the loss of a dear friend, Jarrid Wilson. Jarrid went to be with the Lord on September 9th. Jarrid is survived by his wife, Juli, his two sons, Finch and Denham, his mother, father, and siblings. * Jarrid and I met in 2015 because of our shared dream to change the world with coffee. Jarrid, @aldolihiang, and I ended up co-founding Cause Roast to do just that. Jarrid believed in the impact Cause Roast could have and loved the fact that coffee also serves as a catalyst for community. Even after moving to the West Coast, Jarrid remained a huge fan and a great friend. * As a tribute to a dear friend and amazing human-being, we are releasing a limited time blend called HOPE (available on our website). All proceeds from the HOPE Blend will go directly to @anthemofhope to help continue Jarrid’s work and legacy. In addition, we have started a @gofundme to help provide for @itsjuliwilson and the boys during this time of grief. As Juli and the kids discern the future for their family, they will also need to pay for basic necessities, health care, counseling, etc. * Please consider contributing to this fundraiser and be praying for Juli and the boys. The full letter and fundraiser link is in our bio. . . . . . #jarridwilson #gofundme #anthemofhope #causeroast #suicidepreventionmonth #hopewins
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Cause Roast Coffe has also started a GoFundMe page to help Jarrid’s family get back up on their feet following his death.
“In addition, we have started a GoFundMe to help provide for Juli and the boys during this time of grief. As Juli and the kids discern the future for their family, they will also need to pay for basic necessities, health care, counseling, etc.”
As for Anthem of Hope, it will continue what Jarrid has started and continue to “create resources, community and encouragement to remind you that YOUR LIFE MATTERS.” The non-profit charity, which is a “faith-centered organization dedicated to amplifying hope for those battling brokenness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, and suicide,” will continue to remind people that “it’s okay to not be okay” and continue to point people to a life filled with God’s love and mercy.
It has been one week since the passing of our founder, chief hope dealer and friend, @jarridwilson . Our hearts are broken, but we can’t help but reflect on all God did through the life and legacy of Jarrid Wilson. Jarrid was passionate about being transparent and honest about his struggles with mental health and depression, and by doing so he encouraged thousands and thousands around the globe to hold onto hope . His heart’s mission was to point people to God and let them know that their lives matter. He knew that it was okay to not be okay, but he loved people too much to let them stay that way. He wanted everyone to experience joy and freedom through Christ . Jarrid’s mission behind Anthem of Hope has just begun. We will continue to create resources, community and encouragement to remind you that YOUR LIFE MATTERS. Thank you, Jarrid, for championing this movement. We will continue to shout your Anthem of Hope with all we have. #anthemofhope
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