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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to Host Dine to Donate Benefitting Veterans

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and 14 of our West Michigan Applebee’s restaurants are donating funds and volunteering our time to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County’s (Habitat-Kent) Veteran Program, beginning with a Dine and Donate event on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Throughout the event, 10 percent of food sales at our 14 participating Applebee’s locations will be donated directly to Habitat-Kent’s Veteran Program. Additionally, our participating restaurants will have veteran-designed donation cards for sale from Thursday, September 7  through Friday, September 15. To encourage additional donations, we will give guests who make a donation of $5 or more an immediate $5 off coupon valid for a future visit. The participating  TSFR Applebee’s restaurants include:

  • 4488 Potomac Avenue, Grandville 49418
  • 4475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Walker 49534
  • 718 Perry Street, Big Rapids 49307
  • 4955 28th Street, Grand Rapids 49546
  • 3851 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park 49321
  • 3881 W US Hwy. 10, Ludington 49431
  • 3250 Grand Ridge Drive NE, Grand Rapids 49525
  • 1825 East Sherman Blvd., Muskegon 49444
  • 1375 28th SW, Wyoming 49509
  • 680 N. Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven 49417
  • 3134 Beeline Road, Holland 49423
  • 638 W. State Street, Hastings 49058
  • 615 S. Greenville West Drive, Greenville 48838
  • 1685 SE Marketplace Dr, Caledonia 49316

We are forever indebted to the service and sacrifice our nation’s greatest heroes have endured to protect our freedom. With the anniversary of 9/11 approaching, we are reminded as much as ever of the vast number of veterans who have served to keep us safe, only to struggle upon returning home. Habitat-Kent’s veteran program works to ensure that each of these heroes has the home they deserve, and our team members are passionate about not just raising money, but giving their time to help in this noble endeavor. We are blessed to have amazing people working for us who live our core value of giving back to the community.

All funds raised will directly help Habitat-Kent’s Veteran Program in its mission to provide support services in financial and homeownership education in addition to providing materials needed for building new homes, completing home repair and restoration projects on existing homes, and providing additional work opportunities for veteran and military families in Kent County and beyond.

Our TSFR Applebee’s employees will also donate hundreds of volunteer hours helping to build homes for veterans throughout the week of September 11. Since 2011, Habitat Kent has served 70 veterans, built five veteran homes, completed 39 veteran repair projects and have held 18 Vet-Hats events focused on service to the community and fellowship for local veterans.