MISSION BBQ Customers Donate $369,590 to Sponsor Veterans’ Wreaths for Placement on National Wreaths Across America Day 2023

March 2023

MISSION BBQ is proud to announce the donation of $369,590 to national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA). This contribution was made possible thanks to the generosity of MISSION BBQ customers and their support of MISSION BBQ’s special American Heroes Cups. The donation will help sponsor over 24,000 veterans’ wreaths to remember our fallen U.S. service members at 101 participating locations during the 2023 holiday season. 

MISSION BBQ co-founder Bill Kraus presented this donation to Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester today in Columbia, Md. View the livestream of the check presentation here. “We remain proud and humbled to stand with Wreaths Across America and the amazing work they continue to do to Remember, Honor and Teach,” said Bill Kraus, co-founder for MISSION BBQ. 

Wreaths Across America is best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremonies throughout the U.S. and beyond at more than 3,700 participating locations, but their yearlong mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom. 

“In 2022 Wreaths Across America’s theme was ‘Find a Way to Serve,’ and MISSION BBQ is a company who has committed to doing just that,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “The impact they make in the communities they serve, through the generous support of their customers, is significant. They go above and beyond to not only support our yearlong mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, but so many other important programs in communities where their employees and customers live and work. We will forever be grateful for their support and commitment to the mission.”

"We wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today if it wasn’t for our nation’s veterans who stepped up for us time and time again,” said Steve Newton and Kraus, founders of MISSION BBQ. “We are humbled by the hard work by our teammates, who ask all of our customers for their support, and all the good that will be done for our so deserving American Heroes in remembering their lives, their service and their sacrifices.” 

American Heroes Cups are available year-round, retailing at $4.99 with $2 of every cup purchase donated to a charity supporting national military charities and local first responders. Customers are encouraged to bring back their American Heroes Cup on return visits to the restaurant and receive $.99 refills. To find a MISSION BBQ location near you visit: https://mission-bbq.com/locations.

To Learn More visit: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/19520/News/921/?relatedId=0

 For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

For more information about MISSION BBQ: http://mission-bbq.com/