A dollar can go a long way.
Central Maine Burger King restaurants have been collecting donations to benefit area veterans and were thanked today by Waterville VFW Post 1285.
Between the two restaurants in Waterville and the participating Farmington location, they raised nearly $2900 dollars.
Customers have been asked since the start of November if they’d like to donate a dollar to the VFW Unmet Needs Program.
We’re told Central Maine customers were glad to help give back to veterans in need.
Waterville Post 1285 presented the stores with plaques today to thank them for their generosity for the second year in a row.
“We have a lot of homeless veterans out there. It’s zero out there folks. Let’s get some clothes on them, let’s try to give them some respect, shake their hands, ask them if they need a cup of coffee. It’s something. Any little thing, even a dollar, will help. It’s the kindness that will go a lot further,” said Donald Marquis, Senior Vice Commander, Post 1285.
Post 1285’s Senior Vice Commander tells us he’s hopeful other restaurants and retailers will be as generous as Burger King come May when the VFW begins their annual buddy poppy sales.