National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced that Jersey Mike's Subs, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,300 locations nationwide, has made a $300,000 donation and issued a challenge to help raise funds to sponsor veterans' wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery.
Through this generous donation, Jersey Mike's has once again stepped up to help WAA reach its goal of placing a live balsam remembrance wreath at the headstone of every one of the nation's veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Starting today, Dec. 1, through Wed., Dec. 14, 2022, every $15 wreath sponsorship made at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/JerseyMikes will be matched by the company, up to $300,000.
Since 2010, Jersey Mike's has supported WAA's mission with contributions totaling more than $3 million dollars. Last year, across the country more than 2.4 million sponsored veterans' wreaths were placed in honor of veterans, including on all the markers of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Jersey Mike's franchisees across the country support the year-long mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach, through a variety of programs.
"Experiencing the placement of a wreath, and knowing the impact that one simple action has for so many, is truly meaningful," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO, Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems, Inc. "The thought of a headstone being left bare is unimaginable and we want to help make sure that doesn't happen."
For more information about participating at Arlington on National Wreaths Across America Day – this year, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ARLING. To find a participating location near you to support or to learn how you can volunteer locally in your community click here.
"The veterans we honor committed themselves unselfishly at the most critical moments in our nation's history," says Karen Worcester, WAA's executive director. "The generous support of the wonderful people at Jersey Mike's ensures that we will be able to fulfill our mission in remembrance of these brave men and women."