VFW Members to #ThankBK for Continued Support
Members to show appreciation for BURGER KING® franchisees on Armed Forces Day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 14, 2018) – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary will be out in force on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, 2018, to show their support and appreciation for BURGER KING® franchisees as part of the VFW’s second annual #ThankBK Appreciation Day.
Since 2007, BURGER KING® franchisees and their customers have contributed over $5 million to the VFW Unmet Needs program. This program provides financial assistance to military families who have fallen on hard times as a result of deployment, injury, or other military-related activities. Since the program’s inception in 2004, Unmet Needs has provided nearly 9,000 veterans and military families with more than $10 million in financial grants.
The VFW is encouraging its members, their families and friends to stop in, purchase a meal and say “thank you” to the franchise owners, managers and BURGER KING® team members for their continued support of the veteran community. It’s also asking all members to post to social media about their visit using #ThankBK.
It’s through the efforts of supporters like BURGER KING® that the VFW is able to provide service members, veterans and their families a hand up when they need it most.
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.