HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q transformed its famous plastic cups to camouflage design this past May to raise funds for Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization committed to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. The fundraising effort raised $84,349 to help build a home for Army SPC Justin Perez-Gorda, who became a paraplegic after an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.
The funds were raised through dollar donations from guests and Rudy's Follow2Support, its social media giving arm where a dollar for every new fan and follower on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in May were added to the total donation.
"We thank our guests and fans on our social networks for making this a successful fundraising effort. Rudy's goal was to raise $50,000 and we were able to exceed that goal significantly," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's Bar-B-Q. "We are looking forward to seeing SPC Justin Perez-Gorda's new home in Dripping Springs, TX."
"We are grateful for Rudy's Bar-B-Q's financial support in making Army SPC Perez-Gorda's new specially adapted home become a reality. Contributions from companies like Rudy's are making a difference in the lives of our severely injured veterans," said Timothy P. McHale, President at Homes for Our Troops.
About Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
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. Rudy's Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy's Bar-B-Q cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q at every visit. It is best served with Rudy's famous "Sause." Rudy's Bar-B-Q ships meat and sells its famous "Sause," rubs and merchandise online at https://rudys.com. Like Rudy's Bar-B-Q on Facebook at https://facebook.com/rudysbbq and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rudysbbq.
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.