TACO CABANA® DONATES $91,470 TO THE WARRIOR AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
(SAN ANTONIO) – Taco Cabana® presented the Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center with a check for $91,470, raised during its annual Taco Treat fundraiser, on Jan. 22, 2014.
Cabana’s Chief Operating Officer Todd Coerver presented the check during a lunch and ceremony at the WFSC. WFSC Director Judith Markelz, along with Fort Sam Houston’s U.S. Army Support Activity Manager Frank Blakely, accepted the check on behalf of the organization.
“This is our third year to partner with the WFSC to raise funds that help our wounded military members and their families by supporting essential programs,” said Coerver. “At Taco Cabana, we support our troops through fundraising, volunteering and employment opportunities year round, and we’re thankful for our valued guests who participate through our annual fall Taco Treat fundraiser.”
Taco Cabana’s Taco Treat fundraiser offers a coupon booklet for five free bean and cheese tacos in exchange for a $1 donation to the WFSC.
“We continue to be grateful for the support of Taco Cabana,” said Markelz. “The generosity of Taco Cabana, its employees and guests help the center maintain its goal of helping our war veterans and their families find a home away from home while recovering.”
The WFSC is dedicated to providing coordinated services to patients, next-of-kin and extended family members with a primary focus on Wounded Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Warriors. The center provides entertainment in a relaxing environment to veterans receiving treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center and their families, and also provides special camps for wounded warrior children in the summer and winter. In addition, the WFSC helps provide vital family necessities including diapers, formula and food during times of great need and transition.