Church’s Chicken Presents Communities with Hurricane Relief Donation on Monday 10/16



Church's Chicken Presents Communities with Hurricane Relief Donation on Monday 10/16

American Red Cross to Receive Additional Support Through Community-Funded Effort

Church's Chicken Presents Communities with Hurricane Relief Donation on Monday 10/16As recovery efforts continue after numerous hurricane-related disasters, Church’s Chicken is continuing to actively rally support for the American Red Cross and the communities who rely upon its services. On Monday, Oct.  16th, Church’s will be presenting the American Red Cross with a donation check for $5,000 raised 100% by a community-funded donation event in Beeville, TX following Hurricane Harvey.

“The impact of recent natural disasters across the country now affects thousands of people, and hundreds of Church’s Chicken restaurants and their communities,” said Joe Christina, CEO for Church’s Chicken. “As true members of the community, we feel a responsibility to step up and support our affected neighborhoods wherever possible.”

On Aug. 31st, Church’s Chicken provided free meals to the storm-impacted residents of Beeville, TX. A “Pay What You Can” campaign ran alongside the effort, offering those who wished to contribute to relief efforts a chance to do so. Church’s Chicken served over 2,200 meals and raised $5,000 from “Pay What You Can”. Church’s Chicken donated 100% of the proceeds from “Pay What You Can” to the American Red Cross to use for its ongoing efforts to coordinate shelter volunteers, deliver kitchen supplies, and provide meals to those displaced or otherwise impacted by the storms. During September, Church’s Chicken restaurants throughout Texas were also able to raise another $6,458 for the Red Cross through community donations collected in $1 increments at checkout. To date, Church’s has raised $11,458 in donations for the American Red Cross’ relief and recovery efforts.

“We’re so grateful for the support we are receiving for our Red Cross Hurricane Relief efforts from Church’s Chicken,” said Terri Badour, CEO of Georgia’s Red Cross. “Their generosity thus far is especially important now, when so many people are in desperate need. Thanks to our partnership, help is already there in the form of emergency shelter, food, supplies, emotional support and so much more.”

Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s Chicken specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s Chicken (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside the Americas) has more than 1,600 locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.