PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region are honoring all veterans and active-duty service members this Veterans Day by offering a free All Day Breakfast Extra Value Meal® throughout the day on Friday, November 11 as an extension of the McDonald's Real Heroes initiative that seeks to give back to teachers, law enforcement, first responders and service members for all they sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe.
On Veterans Day, McDonald's will also be donating $500 to the Veterans Multi-Service Center, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia dedicated to assisting some of our nation's bravest heroes, our veterans. Veteran and Director of Operations for McDonald's restaurant, Ray Gambrell, will be presenting Lincoln Strehle, Deputy Executive Director, Veterans Multi-Service Center with the donation at the 2nd & Lehigh McDonald's at 12:00pm on Friday, November 11 in a public celebration event for all area veterans.
"McDonald's is proud to honor our Philadelphia area Real Heroes, especially our veterans and military personnel," said John Durante, President, McDonald's of the Greater Philadelphia Region Owner/Operator Association. "It takes the utmost courage and bravery to serve our country and this is the least bit we can do to thank these men and women for their service. We are proud to partner with the Veterans Multi-Service Center today and help support the invaluable services they provide to veterans and their families."
For more than 30 years, the Veterans Multi-Service Center has been providing job training and placement, permanent and transitional housing services to homeless and low-income veterans, legal counseling referrals, and access to a staff that hold an in-depth knowledge of the VA Medical system and VA disability claims and entitlements. All of these services contribute to the successful re-integration of veterans into society to help them live independently and to positively contribute to their community.
"For more than 30 years, the Veterans Multi-Service Center has been providing job training and placement, permanent and transitional housing, and benefits analysis to veterans," said Debby Derricks, VMC Director of Development. "All of these services contribute to the successful transition of veterans returning home and enables them to live independently and to positively contribute to their community. We're grateful to McDonald's for recognizing the service of our veterans by supporting VMC this Veterans Day, such community support fortifies our mission to serve those who have served every day."
For more information on the Veterans Day offer, or if you are interested in attending the donation event, contact Eddie Ravert at [email protected] or 215-790-4392.
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About Veterans Multi-Service Center
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) was founded in 1980 to address the multiple needs of Vietnam Veterans. Since that time our programs and assistance have grown and diversified to encompass the needs of Veterans of all wars and conflicts, up to and including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn Veterans. We are the only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all veterans in need.
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