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VFW Kicks Off Fundraiser with Participating BURGER KING®
Annual fundraiser supports America’s military families through the
VFW’s Unmet Needs program
October 30, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the 11th consecutive year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce that throughout the month of November, participating BURGER KING® franchisees will be raising funds for the VFW’s Unmet Needs program. Customers are encouraged to donate $1 or more to the program upon checkout. The fundraising campaign officially begins November 1 and runs for the entire month of November.
Assisting service members and military families during times of financial hardship, the Unmet Needs program provides grants of up to $5,000 toward basic life necessities like rent, mortgage and utility payments, vehicle repair, medical expenses and food. Since its inception in 2004, Unmet Needs has provided more than $7.9 million in aid to struggling service members, veterans and their families.
“For more than a decade, the VFW has been providing a lifeline for so many military families during an already trying time in their lives,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “The generosity and support shown by BURGER KING® franchisees and their loyal guests ensures America’s heroes can continue to count on the VFW for much-needed assistance. I sincerely encourage every American to visit their local participating restaurant to show their support.”
Since 2007, participating BURGER KING® franchisees have raised nearly $4.5 million in support of the program. More than 1,000 restaurants nationwide participated in last year’s fundraising campaign with even higher participation expected this year.
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