LEE’S SANDWICHES RAISES $55,180.88 FOR PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF
GARDEN GROVE, Calif., December 31, 2013 - In response to Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines in November, the restaurant chain known for its signature “banh-mi” Euro-Asian sandwiches displayed 5-gallon jars for the past month throughout its stores to collect donations for disaster relief. Last weekend at the Lee's Sandwiches Brookhurst location, the donations were collected and after nearly 4 hours of counting every penny and dollar of donations, the total came out to of $25,180.88. Lee's Sandwiches matched an additional $30,000 for a grand total amount of $55,180.88, which will be donated to the American Red Cross in assisting victims with water, food, clothes and equipment.
In addition to the jar donations and its match, Lee's Sandwiches also sponsored the Philippines Disaster-Relief concert at Grand Century in San Jose, CA on Dec 7th, 2013, the Viet Love for Philippines concert held on December 15th in Fountain Valley, CA and the Walk Jog Run in Orange County. Over $2,500 was raised at these events by selling sandwiches, coffee, and water. “On behalf of Lees Sandwiches, we’d like to offer a sincere thank you for the outpouring of generosity from our franchisees, vendors, customers, and community members who participated” said Tom Quach, COO of Lee’s Sandwiches, “we are overjoyed seeing the amazing result of our community coming together.”
Lee's Sandwiches has been committed to making contributions to relief efforts since its opening in 1983, partnering closely with the American Red Cross to aid during tragedies such as 9-11, the Indian Ocean Earthquake, the Haiti Earthquake, and the Japanese Pacific Earthquake. “We saw this time as a chance for our global community to come together during a time of hardship and we are so proud to be a part of this effort to make a positive change” said Chieu Le, CEO of Lee's Sandwiches.