Lee’s Sandwiches Serves Up $33K for Japan Relief

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GARDEN GROVE (PRNewswire) — In response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, Lee’s Sandwiches readily joined the Red Cross to help the victims of the disaster.

The San Jose-based restaurant chain Lee’s Sandwiches cut a check for $33,134.33 to the Red Cross on June 3.

For the past two months, the Euro-Asian sandwich restaurant displayed five-gallon jars in its stores to collect donations. After all the money was counted, in addition to customers’ donations of $18,134.33, Lee’s matched up to $15,000 for a total donation amount of $33,134.33.

In addition to the jar donations and its match, Lee’s raised over $5,000 at the “Viet Love for Japan” concert held on April 8 in Fountain Valley and sponsored a Japan-relief concert at the Cabana Club on April 30 in Los Angeles, which was a joint effort between the famous Vietnamese singer Ylan, local bands, the Red Cross, and many other local charities and clubs.

Lee’s has been committed to making contributions to victims struck by tragedy and to the communities that surround its stores since its opening in 1983.

The chain specializes in Vietnamese and European sandwiches and Vietnamese coffee. It currently has over 40 locations nationwide, most of which span Southern and Northern California. For more information, visit www.leesandwiches.com.

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