Winston Salem IHOP reopens with free food, event to benefit military families

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – IHOP’s newly remodeled restaurant location at 1295 Silas Creek Parkway is scheduled to reopen Tuesday with free food for kids, and will start their annual fundraising campaign to benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

The IHOP location will officially reopen on Halloween day and is offering a free Scary Face Pancake to kids 12 and under from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the IHOP location will host a special event to benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.

The event will help promote AFFF’s fundraiser, which benefits military members and their families, and will include:

  • Free Samples of IHOP’s new Latte Lover’s Pancakes
  • A booth from the USO of North Carolina, where representatives will share information about their recent partnership with AFFF and details about upcoming community projects.

“We’re excited to officially reopen Silas Creek’s IHOP restaurant location and to kick off our support for the Armed Forces Families Foundation’s annual fundraiser. We hope that guests come out to check out the upgrades to the restaurant, enjoy a delicious meal and help us support the amazing projects AFFF provides to our military members and their families,” said Bill Enderlein, IHOP area director and AFFF supporter.

A total of 53 IHOP restaurant locations across the Southeast U.S. are planning to participate in this year’s annual fundraising drive, which will last through Nov. 21.

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping military families. AFFF is unique in that it provides 100 percent of the funds raised to the development of permanent or semi-permanent infrastructure projects to help military families. With no overhead, AFFF is entirely comprised of volunteers giving donors the confidence that all of their contribution will be used to support projects, which help military families.

Diners at participating IHOP locations wishing to support military families may do so by purchasing a paper icon for $1 or more. Donors will receive a coupon for a free stack of three buttermilk pancakes, good for the donor’s next visit and are available while supplies last.

AFFF is unique in that it provides 100 percent of the funds raised to the development of permanent or semi-permanent infrastructure projects to help military families. With no overhead, AFFF is entirely comprised of volunteers giving donors the confidence that all of their contribution will be used to support projects, which help military families.

Recent AFFF projects include:

  • $26,282 for the purchase of supplies and additional renovation costs for a new USO at Naval Air Station Corry
  • $35,933.84 in funding for the creation of a new USO center and family care facility at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown
  • $31,978 for the construction of an event pavilion at the Asheville, N.C. VA hospital
  • $14,994 purchase of 25 new HP ProBook computers and needed materials for Fort Gordon’s Freedom Park School in Georgia
  • $26,282 to upgrade entertainment systems within the USO Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida
  • $46,000 to install a new playground, accessible to over 300 families stationed on MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa, Florida

About Armed Forces Families Foundation:

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, together with participating Taco Bell and IHOP restaurants, are proud supporters of America’s Armed Forces and their families. The Armed Forces Families Foundation with its Taco Bell and IHOP partners have raised over $2 million. 100 percent of every dollar raised goes toward projects to help those who protect our Freedom. For more information, please visit http://www.armedforcesfamilies.org/

About International House of Pancakes

For nearly 60 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. Today, there are more than 1,700 IHOP restaurants around the world, including restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and The Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) and its affiliates.

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Bomnin Chevrolet renews sponsorship for St. Jude Walk/Run scheduled for Oct. 28

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, Bomnin Chevrolet will be the presenting sponsor for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Miami, which will benefit patients and their families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event is scheduled to kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The annual event was originally scheduled to be held on Sept. 28, but was rescheduled following the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Miami community last month.

“We are proud to continue our support for the patients and families who depend on the lifesaving care provided by St. Jude,” said Arnaldo Bomnin, owner of Bomnin Chevrolet. “The fight against childhood cancer is a cause that is close to our heart’s at Bomnin Chevrolet, and we are inviting the Miami community to come together to help support this inspiring cause.”

Since 2016, Bomnin Chevrolet has donated more than $50,000 to benefit St. Jude.

This year’s event will feature a patient family speaker, 5K walk/run, family friendly activities and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event, and others around the country, help support patients battling childhood cancer and ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.  Register, volunteer, make a donation or learn more about this event at stjude.org/walkrun.

For details about Bomnin Chevrolet’s support for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Miami or information about how to their team, call 305.740.7475 or visit http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?company_id=7039&fr_id=73349&pg=company

About Bomnin Chevrolet

Bomnin Chevrolet was founded in 2010 by Arnaldo Bomnin, a Cuban immigrant who escaped the communist nation in 1996. The dealership has grown from selling an average of 70 cars a month to selling more than 6,000 new and used cars this year. Bomnin Chevrolet was named Chevrolet Dealer of the Year for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Dealer of the Year award is given to less than one percent of GM dealers across the nation and is based on their commitment to excellence through sales, service and customer satisfaction. Bomnin Chevrolet has also been awarded the Five Star Dealer Award by Edmunds.com in 2015 and 2016.

Bomnin Chevrolet is located at 8455 South Dixie Highway in Miami, Florida on U.S. 1 next to Dadeland Mall, and Bomnin Chevrolet West Kendall is located at 11701 SW 152nd Street next to Florida Turnpike exit 16 near Zoo Miami.

For more information about Bomnin Chevrolet, visit: bomninchevrolet.com.

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