Date & TimeMon, Nov 11, 2019
The Lessing's Hospitality Group has announced they will be honoring veterans all day on Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11. The hopitality group has asked patrons to honor and remember the sacrifices that our veterans have made to protect our freedom and "thank them for their service." This Veteran's Day, the following restaurants will donate 10% of sales to The Given Limb Foundation, a foundation dedicated to servind the needs of veteran amputees: Library Café, Maxwell's, Post Office Café, Southside Bar & Restaurant, Sandbar and Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern.
“In 2007, my brother-in-law, Maj. Lance Sullenberger (Ret.), returned from serving as a doctor in Iraq. He told me about the injuries he treated and the long term needs those soldiers would have. I started The Given Limb Foundation to meet those needs. For the last 12 years, we have provided military amputees with adapted vehicles, as well as training in activities, such as running, biking, swimming, and kayaking—-all focused on helping our veterans achieve the quality of life they so deserve. Based on what we learned, we have extended some help to civilians in need as well. Our staff members are all volunteers, so nearly every dollar is spent on those we serve,” shares Martha McDade, Founder & President of The Given Limb Foundation.
"Lessing's is honored to give back to veterans this Veteran's Day. The Given Limb Foundation is an extraordinary organization that offers an essential service for veterans who have lost limbs serving our country. We salute everyone who serves and protects our country," states Michael Lessing, President, Lessing's Hospitality Group.
The Given Limb Foundation:
ABOUT THE GIVEN LIMB FOUNDATION:
The Given Limb Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with amputations or diminished use of their limbs. They aim to support programs, adaptive accommodations, and outreach for those who are facing or have had limb amputations or diminished use of their limbs, particularly our wounded military. They continue to help those who have “given limbs” in service to our country, as well as others who have suffered from amputations or limb differences. By providing resources for adaptive devices and by supporting programs specifically tailored to amputee, we have helped many return to active daily lives.