HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q will transform its iconic plastic cups into camouflage colors to promote its fundraising campaign for Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization committed to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. The camo-colored cups will be available at participating Rudy's locations while supplies last starting May 1st. For a list of participating Rudy's Bar-B-Q locations, please visit: https://rudys.com/camo.
Guests who visit Rudy's Bar-B-Q in May can donate a dollar to Homes for Our Troops and will be given a coupon for a free drink redeemable on their next visit. Additionally, Rudy's Bar-B-Q's Follow2Support, its social giving arm, will add another dollar to the total amount raised for every new Facebook Like (https://facebook.com/rudysbbq), Twitter follower (https://twitter.com/rudysbbq) and Instagram follower (https://instagram.com/rudysbbq).
"Rudy's Bar-B-Q has always been a huge supporter of our military veterans and troops. We are confident that our guests will support our efforts to raise money for severely injured veterans through our partnership with Homes for Our Troops," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's Bar-B-Q. "This fundraising campaign is also timely since Memorial Day is in May, which also happens to be National Barbecue Month."
The funds raised for this month long effort will be designated for Army SPC Justin Perez-Gorda, who was severely injured due to an IED explosion during his deployment in Afghanistan. As a result, he became a paraplegic and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Homes for Our Troops plans to build a custom home for Perez-Gorda in Dripping Springs, Texas.
"Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of Rudy's Bar-B-Q," said Timothy P. McHale, President at Homes for Our Troops. "Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home."
This is the second Rudy's Cup for a Cause campaign. In October 2012, Rudy's cups were changed to the color pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raised $83,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.