Posted on12 January 2013.
Todd Coerver, Taco Cabana chief operating officer, presents a check to
Judith Markelz of the Warrior and Family Support Center.
Taco Cabana recently donated more than $73,000 to the Warrior and Family Support Center. The money was raised during the local chain's annual Taco Treat fundraiser.
The WFSC is located at Brooke Army Medical Center, a rehabilitation center for wounded military from all parts of America. This is the second consecutive year Taco Cabana has raised funds directly benefiting the center. The chain did this by offering guests a booklet filled with five coupons for free bean and cheese tacos in exchange for a $2 donation that directly benefits the WFSC.
“Taco Cabana is committed to giving back to those who have served our nation as members of the military,” said Todd Coerver, chief operating officer. "Because many of our locations are near military bases, we have several active and retired military personnel among our employees, guests and their immediate families. They are our neighbors and friends and have given so much to protect our freedom. We feel our support of the WFSC is the least we can do to show our appreciation and support.”
Taco Cabana’s participation with the WFSC stretches back several years, with employees volunteering regularly to help cater lunch or dinner for those at the center.
“We’re very grateful to have the continued support of Taco Cabana,” said Judith Markelz, director of the WFSC. “The generosity of Taco Cabana, its employees and guests help the center maintain its goal towards helping our war veterans and their families find a home away from home while recovering.”
Donations to the WFSC go toward providing summer and winter camps for the children of wounded warriors, as well as diapers, formula and foods to be shared by Families and Warriors.
Currently all Taco Cabana locations offer a 20 percent discount to anyone showing a valid military ID or wearing a military uniform.