Texas Roadhouse Donates $37,000 to Homes for Our Troops
SEPT. 2004 - Local soldier to receive first house from program's fund-raising efforts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Gonsalves 508-331-2266
Kirsten Sands: 603-219-4113
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 2, 2004) Texas Roadhouse in New England has joined forces with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to present Sergeant Peter Damon of Brockton, Mass., with the first adapted home built by the organization. A ceremony will be held at Texas Roadhouse, located at 424 Broadway in Methuen, Mass., on September 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to present a $37,000 check to Homes for Our Troops and Sgt. Damon’s family.
All seven Texas Roadhouse locations in New England recently raised money by collecting donations from customers in support of HFOT. The proceeds will assist the organization in building new, handicapped accessible houses for troops returning from overseas with severe injuries and life-altering disabilities. Sgt. Damon, a service member who lost both of his arms in Iraq and is currently undergoing intensive treatment, will be the organization’s first recipient of a new home.
During the event on September 10, Texas Roadhouse will present a check to Sgt. Damon’s family and John Gonsalves, founder of HFOT. The restaurant and the Twin States Harley-Davidson will also give away prizes and offer face painting for children as part of the celebration.
Guests can help Texas Roadhouse and HFOT raise money to build additional houses by purchasing raffle tickets for a 2005 Road King Custom motorcycle, courtesy of Twin States Harley-Davidson, which will be given away on October 2. Tickets are available at the event for $50, and all proceeds will benefit HFOT.
In addition to the Methuen store, customers may purchase raffle tickets at the following Texas Roadhouse locations in New England: 124 Westgate Drive in Brockton, Mass.; 131 Faunce Corner Mall Road in Dartmouth, Mass.; 31 Mystic View Road in Everett, Mass.; 12 Mall Street in Springfield, Mass.; 580 Amherst Street in Nashua, N.H.; and 99 Garfield Avenue in Cranston, R.I.
Founded on February 4, 2004, Homes for Our Troops is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization building specially adapted homes for disabled veterans of war. The organization is strongly committed to assisting disabled and seriously injured veterans and their immediate families. Initially focusing on soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with serious injuries, HFOT will consider granting assistance to disabled veterans from any wars or foreign conflicts.
Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. In just 11 years, the company has grown to approximately 170 locations in 33 states and has garnered a number of awards, including being named #1 steakhouse in America by Restaurants & Institutions magazine in 2003.