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San Diego-Area Denny's Restaurants Kick Off Donation Drive for Veterans

The drive, which includes raising money and collecting clothing for the Veterans Village of San Diego, will go through Feb. 14 at 39 participating locations.

Denny's this week kicked off an annual donation drive benefitting veterans.

The chain's San Diego area restaurants will raise money and collect much-needed clothing for the Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) through Feb. 14 at 39 participating locations, according to a news release. The donations collected will go to the VVSD’s Winter Shelter,an intervention and outreach program to aid local homeless veterans and help them become self sufficient.

“Denny’s is delighted to work with the VVSD again on such an important and worthwhile cause,” said Michael Manos, a franchisee who operates 13 Denny’s restaurants. “We’re extremely passionate about supporting our nation’s veterans and hope that with the help of the community we can make a difference in the lives of San Diego veterans who need it most.”

Last year's funderaiser went to the VVSD’s Stand Down program, providing assistance to more than 1,000 homeless veterans and their families with needed supplies and services such as counseling, medical help, food, and more.

“Denny’s support and participation over the years has been instrumental in helping us provide the necessary tools to change the lives of our military veterans,” said VVSD President and CEO, Phil Landis. “We greatly appreciate their partnership and hope that our combined efforts can make a difference in 2013 and beyond.”

For a list of participating restaurants, please visit www.dennys.com.

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