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Lenny's Sub Shop raises $720 for the 7th Special Forces AssociationJune 04, 2013
CRESTVIEW —Lenny's Sub Shop has donated $720 to assist
military personnel and their families in need.
The Crestview restaurant distributed 20 percent of Friday’s sales to
the Special Forces Association Chapter 7, a group that assists the
Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)’s soldiers and families.
Members helped the restaurant’s staff deliver sandwiches to
customers and clean tables.
One of the organization’s main goals is to take care of their own,
Special Forces Association Chapter 7 president Steve Tuttle said.
"In January, we had a soldier's house (in Crestview) burn down," he
said. "Within 24 hours, we had a $1,000 check to him." The check
helped the single father cover expenses before insurance kicked in.
The association also assisted with funeral arrangements for a 7th soldier who died in a motorcycle incident, he said.
Among its regular causes is the Wounded Warriors Project and
funding scholarships for children within the group.
Additionally, the organization is raising funds for a memorial wall
honoring 7th Special Forces Group members on the new military
installation south of Crestview.
"They do all sorts of good stuff with that money to support troops
and their families," restaurant owner Andrew Sheriff said. "I
definitely want to do as much as I can for the (military personnel)
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