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Longhorn Steakhouse in Springfield Makes Donation to New Jersey Veterans Network

Longhorn Managing Partner Anthony Levy (3rd left) presents NJ Veterans Network President Boll (3rd right) and VP Tyms (on right) with check for $3,902. Sara Abraham (2nd left) with Network has plaque Credits: Robert Kopacz

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Longhorn Steakhouse just beat the rain yesterday to make a generous donation to the New Jersey Veterans Network.

The check for $3,902 was tendered by Longhorn Steakhouse’s managing partner, Anthony Levy, to Michael Boll, the Network’s president, and David Tyms, the Network’s vice president, in a brief outdoor ceremony on February 10th, before the American flag flying in front of the restaurant.

The Network sites its mission as “creating a system of Community Veteran Liaisons (CVL) whose role is to identify veterans and connect them with resources and programs designed to meet their unique set of needs,” according to a document provided to TAPInto by Mr. Boll.

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Mr. Levy explained the Steakhouse’s Friends and Family program, under which local patrons, businesses, etc. are invited to the restaurant to eat for free as guests of the Steakhouse, but are obliged to purchase their drinks. The proceeds of those drink sales are then donated to charity.

It was Longhorn Steakhouse that found and reached out to the Network. “Our director of operations Todd Le Fever and I were searching, asking ‘what could we do?’” explained Mr. Levy. They were driving past the Union police station, when they fell upon the idea of dropping into the station, thinking they might be able to do something with the local police. That’s when they met Mr. Tyms who is a now-retired Union police officer, who told them about the Network.

Mr. Levy noted that he was very pleased to find the Network in such a serendipitous way. “It’s a very good cause,” he stressed.

“We were so excited to have Longhorn Steakhouse contact our charity and want to help our veterans!” explained Mr. Boll. “This restaurant is totally committed with making a difference in veterans’ lives.”

“We can’t wait to continue our partnership and work on some incredible future projects,” he added.

In addition to this particular donation, Longhorn makes weekly donations to a local area food bank a practice observed by all Longhorn Steakhouses in the chain.

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