BLUEMONT, VA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2014) - Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation's first permanent and private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families, is teaming up with 12 Jersey Mike's Subs restaurants in Virginia and West Virginia for the 4th Annual March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Boulder Crest Retreat at 12 Jersey Mike's restaurants in Northern Virginia and in West Virginia. The campaign will culminate on the Jersey Mike's "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 26, when 100% of the day's sales from the 12 restaurants will go to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness as part of Jersey Mike's national campaign to raise funds for more than 100 charities nationwide.
"Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is very grateful to partner with Jersey Mike's for the Month of Giving campaign," said Jennifer Marino, executive director for Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness. "Thank you to Jersey Mike's and all of their customers for their generosity that will help us serve our nation's wounded service members, veterans and their families during their long journey of recovery and healing."
The following 12 Jersey Mike's restaurants selected Boulder Crest Retreat as their charitable partners: Fort Evans Plaza II, 522 Fort Evans Road, Leesburg, VA 20176; Kamp Washington, 11199 Lee Highway, Suite C, Fairfax, VA 22030; 150 B Purcellville Gateway Drive, Purcellville, VA 20132; Courthouse Plaza, 10394 Willard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030; 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Unit 197, Ashburn, VA 20147; 7732 D Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306; 21031 Tripleseven Road, Suite 160, Sterling, VA 20165; 1495 Stafford Market Place, Unit 119, Stafford, VA 22556; 25360 Eastern Marketplace Plaza, Suite 125, South Riding, VA 20152; 5005 Westone Plaza Blvd. Suite B, Chantilly, VA 20151; 7418 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109; and 71-C Jefferson Crossing Way, Charles Town, WV 25414.
The Jersey Mike's Month of Giving is a national campaign with more than 100 charitable partners including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more participating in this year's campaign. Last year's Month of Giving campaign raised $1.7 million for 86 different charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the country have raised nearly $7.5 million for worthy local causes and distributed more than 600,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
"I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike's sub during our Month of Giving," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. "This year we hope to raise more than $2 million to support these local causes so we can bring hope to all those involved with the charities and make a difference in people's lives."
Boulder Crest Retreat is the first-of-its kind, a permanent and private rural retreat that provides free accommodations and recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help wounded service members, veterans and their families reconnect and recover. The 37-acre retreat opened in September 2013 and is located in Bluemont, Va., just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The country sanctuary offers guests private, ADA-accessible accommodations and opportunities to relax, recover and spend time together as a family in a peaceful and natural setting while enjoying activities such as hiking, fishing, archery, yoga and meditation. The retreat also hosts group retreats and life skills programs and workshops.
Boulder Crest Retreat is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is entirely funded entirely by private donations by individuals and organizations from around the country. The retreat still needs to raise an additional $3 million to reach the $10 million capital campaign goal. For more information about the retreat, please visit www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
For more information about Jersey Mike's Subs Month of Giving please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.
ABOUT BOULDER CREST RETREAT Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation's military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
ABOUT JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS Jersey Mike's, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,300 locations open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Jersey Mike's serves authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread -- the same recipe it started with in 1956. The company's mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A restaurant locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.