TACO CABANA® DONATION TO THE WARRIOR AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTERTOPS $92,000
(SAN ANTONIO) – Taco Cabana® will present the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC) at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio with a check for $92,470 raised during its annual Taco Treat fundraiser, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
The lunch ceremony is at the WFSC, Bldg. 3628 Rawley E. Chambers Road. Taco Cabana’s Chief Operating Officer Todd Coerver will present the check to the WFSC’s Judith H. Markelz.
“As we finish our fourth annual collaboration with the local WFSC, we want to thank our valued guests, as well as our hardworking team members, who make the Taco Cabana fundraiser such a success each year,” said Coerver. “Together, we help provide needed support for our wounded military members and their families through the center’s essential programs.”
The annual Taco Treat fundraiser offers guests a coupon booklet for five free bean and cheese tacos in exchange for a $1 donation to the WFSC. The program, which runs each fall, was established in 2011 and to date has raised more than $320,000 for the center.
“At WFSC, we are thankful for the continued support we receive from Taco Cabana,” said Judith Markelz, Director of the WFSC. “Their support helps 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.