HOUSTON, TEXAS May 28, 2015—The Jack in the Box Foundation and Jack in the Box® restaurants in the greater Houston area are offering assistance to victims of the heavy rains and massive flooding that have devastated local communities. The Jack in the Box Foundation and franchisees representing local Jack in the Box restaurants today contributed $50,000 to the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross as well as 1,000 coupons for a FREE combo meal, which the local American Red Cross chapter can distribute, at its discretion, to victims in need of a hot meal.
In addition, uniformed first responders, including police, firefighters and paramedics, are invited to any of the more than 200 Jack in the Box restaurants in the greater Houston area for a free meal this coming weekend, from May 29 through May 31.
“Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who have been impacted by the heavy rains and devastating flooding,” said Jack in the Box’s Kelley Wilkinson. “In addition to helping the American Red Cross support victims of this terrible tragedy, we want to thank the first responders for their heroic efforts to save lives and property under difficult and often life-threatening conditions.”
“We are pleased to accept the support of Jack in the Box Foundation and local Jack in the Box® Restaurants. Gift such as these help your Red Cross provide recovery for those impacted by these disasters in our community, said Steve Vetrano, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Gulf Coast Region, American Red Cross.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at blog.redcross.org.