5 P.M. INTERVIEW: Unmet Needs Campaign

Published: Nov. 6, 2018 at 3:31 PM CST
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The Unmet Needs campaign is underway at local Burger King restaurants.

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For 12 years, Burger King in Eau Claire has rallied efforts from its customers, other Burger King Franchises, and local businesses in support of the VFW Foundation’s Unmet Needs Program. In this time, over $5,000,000 has been donated to offer assistance to Veterans, service members and military families. Each year, Burger King in Eau Claire has sponsored an effective campaign which offers financial assistance through this worthwhile program.

November is Military Family Month and is an appropriate time to focus on Unmet Needs as Veteran’s Day and Pearl Harbor Day fall within the campaign time period. Unmet Needs was created to assist Veterans, service members and military families who find themselves facing unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury with basic life needs. Unmet Needs through grants helps when there is need for expenses such as mortgage or rent payments; home repairs; insurance; vehicle payments, insurance or repairs; utilities; food and clothing; emergency medical expenses and more.

Western Wisconsin Burger King Franchise owner, Mike DeRosa, who also serves on the National VFW Foundation Board, has involved many others, all who enthusiastically and generously support the mission of the Unmet Needs Program. Unmet Needs provides grants of up to $5,000 to help pay a wide range of necessary expenses. From November 1st until December 7th, local Burger King Customers are asked to donate $1, $5, or whatever they can afford. Contributors receive a FREE food coupon which varies each week, and on weekends, a special pass to Metropolis Resort’s Chaos Water Park or Action City. The history that Burger King has developed with the VFW Foundation’s Unmet Needs Program continues to make a difference in the lives of Veterans, active military, and their families.

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