SOURCE: Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

December 01, 2009 09:30 ET

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q® Remembers One-Month Anniversary of Fort Hood Tragedy by Giving Away Portion of Revenues of the Day to Soldiers' Angels

Rudy's to Also Donate 50 Cents for Every New Twitter Follower or Facebook Fan From November 30th to December 7th

WACO, TX--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - As the one-month anniversary of the Fort Hood shootings approaches, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q today announced that it will donate a portion of its revenues from online and participating store locations on December 5th, the one-month anniversary of the Fort Hood tragedy, to Soldiers' Angels, a non profit organization that helps veterans and their families. Soldiers' Angels plans to give each of the 43 families affected by the shootings gift packages that consists of toys, Christmas cards and pre-paid VISA/Mastercard cards that they can use to purchase essential items and for holiday shopping.

In addition, Rudy's will donate 50 cents for every new verifiable Twitter follower and Facebook fan from November 30th to December 7th. Rudy's can be followed on Twitter at and 'friend' requested on Facebook at More information can be found at

"Soldiers' Angels is calling on companies and organizations in Texas and around the country to follow Rudy's example in showing support for the Fort Hood victims by giving generously," said Patti Patton-Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels. "We can all make a difference in the lives of those who have been hurt by this senseless act of violence especially during the holidays."

There were 13 killed and 30 wounded in the Fort Hood shootings. Many families with children have been left without a parent and/or grandparent.

"Speaking for myself and the Rudy's organization, we can't even begin to imagine the suffering and pain that the families of the Fort Hood victims are going through right now," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's. "We hope that our contribution will help make their holidays and New Year a little brighter."


Since 1989, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up genuine Texas Bar-B-Q to folks in the Southwest USA. Its roots can be traced back to the original Rudy's store in Leon Springs, Texas, built in the 1800's. Rudy's Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy's cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q every visit. It is best served with Rudy's famous "Sause." Rudy's also sells Meats, "Sause", Rubs and Merchandise online at You can follow Rudy's Bar-B-Q on Twitter at and on Facebook at


Established in 2003, Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as veterans and military families. For more information, please visit or call 626-529-5114.

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