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Wendy’s partners with VFW

For $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in the west/central region of Pennsylvania can receive Free Jr. Frosty desserts through Dec. 31 while supporting local military families and veterans facing hardship through The Michael J. Beaver Wendy’s — Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Assistance and Veterans Grant Program.

Now through Aug. 31 — or while supplies last — customers can purchase a Frosty card for $1. By showing the card on subsequent visits to Wendy’s, customers will receive a Free Jr. Frosty with any purchase as often as they wish through Dec. 31.

So far, the nine-year campaign has raised more than $291,746 for military families and veterans.

All of the proceeds from the $1 Frosty card sales will be donated to the Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars State Headquarters, which will distribute the funds to assist needy local military families and veterans in western/central Pennsylvania where campaign dollars are raised.

‘Patriotic Pets’ fundraiser set

Over its decade-long partnership with The United States War Dogs Association, Pet Valu has supported the fearless, four-legged heroes through its annual “Patriotic Pets” fundraiser.

This year’s fundraiser, which runs

July 1-31, encourages Pet Valu customers to show their support for the nonprofit organization by purchasing a patriotic-themed or camouflage bandana for $5 or by donating any amount.

Donations will benefit the U.S. War Dogs Association, a nonprofit that honors wartime canines and educates the public about their service.

Last year, loyal customers helped raise $424,140 for the organization. During the last nine years, Pet Valu has raised nearly $3 million, and the company expects to surpass that milestone with this year’s effort.

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