UPDATE: Unmet Needs raises $30,000

(WEAU) - Organizers say this year's unmet needs donation drive for military families raised $30,000.

13 local Burger King restaurants teamed up with WEAU 13 News for the drive, which ended Wednesday. The money helps families of active servicemen and women deal with expenses while their loved ones are away.

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EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) - Organizers say they ended the annual Unmet Needs donation drive with a strong day of fundraising.

13 local Burger King restaurants teamed up with WEAU 13 News for the effort, which ended today.

Customers had donated nearly $30,000 since November 1.

The money helps families of active servicemen and women deal with expenses while their loved ones are away.

“We understand the hardships that it causes for the military families when your spouse is away and there's bills to be paid,” said Sherry Davis from Burger King. “VFW Unmet Needs can help pay those bills.”

Davis says she expects a similar fundraiser next year, which would be the fifth year of the effort.


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