Restaurant owner Art Garcia, of Maderas Steak & Ribs, has begun raising money for his annual holiday efforts to feed more than 200 of the most severely wounded veterans at the VA hospital in Long Beach.
On Christmas Day, Garcia and his team plan to serve 210 a fantastic meal of filet mignon, with all the trimmings, to veterans confined to the spinal cord ward of the hospital.
“We will serve our veterans an amazing meal while giving them the gift of love and appreciation,” said Garcia.
He encouraged his friends and customers to participate by purchasing a meal for $25, although he said, “any amount will be appreciated.” Also, he said, people who cannot afford to make a financial donation can “say a little prayer that everything goes well.”
“We need approximately 50 volunteers who will serve, assist the vets by feeding them or by cutting their steaks, connecting with them, or just spending a little time with them and letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated by you and our country,” said Garcia.
Volunteers and community donors can sign up or drop off donations at Maderas Steak & Ribs, 3642 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, or send a check directly to the Los Alamitos Chamber, located at 3231 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.