“The Salvation Army is deeply grateful for the compassion in action that the good people of Hooters are showing,” Major Tom Louden
Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Three area Hooters locations are taking on an aggressive challenge to raise $120,000 in only 3 months, for The Salvation Army. The objective is to help meet the Salvation Army’s 2012 fundraising goal. Hooters of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral will match the community’s donations, dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000, in an effort to reach this goal by June 17, 2013.
“We are fully entrenched in this effort, with involvement through donations at the restaurants, events and through community activation,” stated Kristi Quarles, Director of Marketing for Hooters South Florida. “The Salvation Army is an amazing organization whose vital work directly impacts our neighborhoods. They need our help, and we cannot meet this goal without the support of the community.”
Hooters will donate $1 from every kid’s meal sold from March 18th through June 17th to the program, and match the funds raised. In addition, the company will host various fundraising events and invites the Lee County community to help support the cause.
- Hooters Kid’s Meal Sales to help fund cause
- March 21st Rodeo Kick Off Party at the Hooters of Fort Myers on Cleveland Ave. from 4 PM – 7 PM with Face Painting, Western wear costume contest and Pony Rides for the kids. 100% of the day’s sales of kid’s meals go toward funding the challenge
- Hooters Girls will volunteer and serve food at The Salvation Army’s, Sally’s Café, during the week of March 18th
- Hooters locations will be collecting donations at the restaurants
- A collection truck will be taking food and clothing donations and will rotate between three Southwest Florida Hooters locations
- Hooters Girls will be at the Baseball Spring Training games to bring awareness and take donations
- Proceeds from Hooters Swimsuit Contest on April 6th at the Hooters of Fort Myers on Cleveland Ave. to help fund the challenge
- May 18th - Hooters will host a golf tournament, interested players may sign up at area Hooters locations
“The Salvation Army is deeply grateful for the compassion in action that the good people of Hooters are showing. They are not only the leaders of enterprise but now they are leading the way to helping the most vulnerable in our community,” Major Tom Louden, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties
About Hooters of South Florida
LTP Management is a Hooters franchisee and operates 17 locations in south Florida. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit http://www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at http://www.twitter.com/HootersFlorida or http://www.Facebook.com/southfloridahooters
About The Salvation Army
For 62 years in Lee County, The Salvation Army has carried out its mission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination. More than 40,000 people are helped by The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Over 90 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyleecounty.org. The Salvation Army is proud to be a United Way partner agency.