Culver’s raises $200K for tornado, flood efforts

Culver’s restaurants’ Day of Giving event generated more than $200,000 in donations for victims of spring tornadoes and floods throughout the country.

Participating restaurants in 19 states donated 10 percent of their sales on June 14 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

“Culver’s has made such an important gift,” said Michael J. Brown, vice president of corporate and foundation partnerships at the American Red Cross. “Support from our corporate partners is critical as we help the survivors rebuild lives shattered by these destructive storms.”

Culver’s and Red Cross Partner to Help Support Haitian Relief Efforts

Ten Percent of Sales Day Announced

Culver’s will donate 10 percent at participating restaurants on Tuesday, February 16, to the International Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross to help aid the relief efforts for Haiti. Culver’s will also collect personal donations at restaurants if guests are interested in enhancing their contribution.

From Culver’s inception more than 25 years ago, community support has remained a continued emphasis for the family of restaurants, which number 400-plus across 17 states. Culver Franchising System, Inc., has a solid focus on charitable giving, which is shared by each their locally owned and operated franchise partner.

“Doing the right thing is part of the fabric of the Culver’s organization. Supporting causes-whether they help build strong ties to the communities we serve, or  in this case, provide aid to the thousands of people affected by last month’s earthquakes-is one of our core values,” said Culver’s co-founder Lea Culver. “Together, we can help make a difference in Haiti.” Lea is also a member of her local Red Cross Board of Directors. 

Throughout the years, Culver’s has been an active supporter of American Red Cross’s initiatives. “Our collaborative efforts have supported our neighbors next door and now around the world. Together, we will provide more food, water, shelter and more as the disaster response effort continues. On behalf of disaster victims in Haiti, they thank you for the support,” stated Steve Hansen, the Regional Chapter Executive. 

About Culver’s
Culver’s takes great pride in doing it right for its guests at more than 400 independently owned and operated restaurants in 17 states. The owner/operator concept has been a cornerstone of growth for Culver’s since the first location opened in Sauk City, Wis., on July 18, 1984. Culver’s invests deeply in partnerships and programs, including its VIP scholarship
program, Culver’s Cares(tm) charitable program and countless other franchise-driven local efforts. For more information on Culver’s locations, franchise opportunities, promotional programs, menu selections and other areas of interest, visit Culvers.com. All trademarks belong to Culver Franchising System, Inc.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more
information, please visit
www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Thank You To Those Who Came Out For Culver’s Day Of Giving!

Mary and Don V.Culver's Day of Giving