— Proceeds Raised Through Sale of Six Different Hot Sauces Bottles and Monetary Donations —
ORLANDO, FL (June 30, 2015) – Tijuana Flats wrapped up the first Building Houses from Hot Sauce campaign to fund the construction of homes for military veterans. Veterans were selected as recipients of funding through partnerships with Building Homes for Heroes and local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and VA Clinics.
In total, 12,277 hot sauce bottles were sold from May 26th – June 14th. Monetary donations were also accepted at all Tijuana Flats locations and contributed to a grand total of $64,746 raised to support these community organizations across six states. An anonymous donor in South Florida has also agreed to match the funds raised for Building Homes for Heroes.
“It was so rewarding to watch our employees immerse themselves in this campaign and to rally around our local veterans. There is a great need of support of housing for veterans and this is just one way that we can do our part,” said Brad Kaemmer, Chief Executive Officer for Tijuana Flats.
In addition to in-store fundraising efforts, Tijuana Flats employees joined forces with these local organizations by volunteering their time to help complete the construction of 17 homes and make them move in ready for the veterans and their families. Employees also got the chance to meet the families of the homes they helped to build.