World — 05 June 2011
Sandwich-makers raise cash for tsunami survivors

Sandwich-makers raise cash for tsunami survivors.

The San Jose-based restaurant chain Lee’s Sandwiches readily joined the Red Cross to help disaster victims of the tragic earthquake in Japan and the tsunami in the Pacific. Lee’s Sandwiches will be cutting a check for $33,134.33 to the Red Cross today. For the past two months, the Euro-Asian sandwich restaurant displayed 5-gallon jars in their stores to collect donations to aid survivors of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

After all the money was counted, in addition to customers’ donations of $18,134.33, Lee’s themselves donated $15,000 for a total donation amount of $33,134.33.

In addition to the jar donations and its match, Lee’s Sandwiches also raised over $5,000 at the Viet Love for Japan concert held on Apr. 8, 2011 in Fountain Valley, CA and also sponsored the Japan-relief concert at the Cabana Club on Apr. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA, which was a joint effort between the famous Vietnamese singer Ylan, local bands, The Red Cross, and many other local charities and clubs. Since its opening back in 1983, Lee’s Sandwiches has been committed to making contributions to victims struck by tragedy and to the communities that surround its stores.

Lee’s Sandwiches specializes in Vietnamese and European sandwiches and Vietnamese coffee. As America’s #1 Vietnamese coffee, Lee’s roasts the freshest and most unique beans to create their signature Lee’s Coffee through the traditional method of French press. They currently have over 40 locations nationwide, most of which span southern and northern California.

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