Taco Bell fund-raiser to benefit military families

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Taco Bell restaurants will raise money to benefit area military families with a two-week fundraiser.

More than 400 Taco Bells will participate in the second annual Freedom Bells fund-raiser, in support of the Armed Forces Families Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds projects such as computer upgrades and capital improvements at community centers and other facilities for military personnel and their families, according to a news release.

All the donations made from Nov. 10-23 will go toward projects to benefit military families in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Donations can be made at participating Taco Bell restaurants by purchasing a personalized paper bell or by giving extra change from meal purchases. Donors who give $1 or more also will receive a coupon for one free taco at their next visit, while supplies last.

Last year's "Freedom Bells" campaign raised more than $60,000, among 60 restaurants across three markets in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Donations have paid for projects such as renovations to the Mayport USO Center in Jacksonville and improvements are planned for a school at Fort Gordon in Augusta.

Fifty-eight Pizza Hut restaurants also will participate in the Savannah area.

For more information, please visit: http://www.armedforcesfamilies.org/.

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