Lee's Sandwiches Raises Money Nationwide after Hurricane Harvey Relief News provided by Lee's Sandwiches International, Inc.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee's Sandwiches International, Inc., The World's Largest Bánh Mì Chain, is mobilizing its 60 stores across the U.S to aid in relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey, one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S history.
On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the company will donate 100% of its proceeds, up to $100,000, from its $1 Lee's Coffee Fundraiser, to "The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund," established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Judge Ed Emmett for the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Customers can make additional monetary donations at Lee's Sandwiches stores from now to September 15th that will be added to the total amount of donation. The Greater Houston Community Foundation provides shelter, temporary housing needs, food, supplies, healthcare, and transportation to those affected by the tragedy.
Lee's Sandwiches is also hitting the streets of Houston to deliver food donations of sandwiches, coffee, and water to local churches and rescue shelters. In addition, the chain is partnering with multiple non-profit organizations throughout California and Texas to hold fundraising concerts.
"When there are difficult times, our country is called to band together. Every donation counts and goes to restoring Houston back from this extreme natural disaster," said President and CEO Chieu Le. "At a time when the needs are immense, we are committed to strengthening the emergency response. Together, we can make a difference."
About Lee's Sandwiches
Since 1983, Lee's Sandwiches has been committed to providing the freshest and highest quality of Euro-Asian Sandwiches and coffee to their customers. With over 60 stores in five states, the company is the first and only franchising Euro-Asian Sandwich chain. Recently, Lee's Sandwiches has opened the first Lee's Coffee Roastery in Orange County, California. The exciting and interactive Lee's Coffee Roastery is dedicated to providing small batch, freshly roasted, and specialty coffee beans from around the world.
Lee's Sandwiches has been partnering closely with the American Red Cross to aid many relief efforts, such as 9-11, the Indian Ocean Earthquake, the Haiti Earthquake, the Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese Pacific Earthquake, the Typhoon Haiyan, the Typhoon Soudelor, and established the Le-Jao Center, donating a total of over one million dollars to the community.