07.23.2019 FIREHOUSE SUBS® AIDS COMMUNITIES COMPANY-WIDE WITH EIGHTH ANNUAL H2O FOR HEROES™
Bottled water collection drive Aug. 3 held at Firehouse Subs restaurants
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (July 23, 2019) — Firehouse Subs invites guests to join its effort to hydrate local heroes and communities with the eighth annual H2O For Heroes bottled water collection drive. On Saturday, Aug. 3, Firehouse Subs restaurants in Canada and the U.S. will offer one medium sub* to each guest who brings in at least one unopened, 24-pack of bottled water. The water benefits local fire and police departments, emergency victims, senior and community centers, and more, to aid those in need of water during the hot summer months when dehydration and other heat-related illnesses are most threatening.
As a brand founded by two former firemen 25 years ago and true to its mission, Firehouse Subs hosts the one-day drive to offer lifesaving support and relief to first responders and vulnerable citizens who have an imperative need for protection against extreme heat-related situations.
“Initiatives like H2O For Heroes bring our mission statement to life with the ability to provide an essential resource to first responders and their communities. Last year, our Firehouse Subs restaurants in Ontario collected nearly 2,000 cases of water, contributing to a total of 30,000 cases of bottled water across the U.S. and Canada,” said Firehouse Subs Co-Founder Robin Sorensen. “As former firefighters, my brother Chris and I are truly proud of the relief this program is able to bring – from hydrating firefighters in the scorching summer heat to keeping K9 officers cool on patrol, this water is a lifesaving tool.”
H2O For Heroes began in 2012 by Phoenix, Arizona-area franchisees Jerry and Windy Griffin as a local initiative to encourage bottled water donations at a time when wildfires and drastic heat depleted the supplies of several of their local first responder organizations; in 2016, Firehouse Subs expanded the program into a company-wide effort.
Firehouse Subs serves its signature hot subs in Canada, 46 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and non-traditional locations. To participate in the H2O For Heroes collection drive efforts, visit www.firehousesubs.ca to find your nearest location.
*Limit one medium sub per person, per case of unopened 24-pack bottled water.
*Excludes Firehouse Subs restaurants in Puerto Rico, airports and college campuses.
About Firehouse Subs
Celebrating 25 years of business in 2019, Firehouse Subs® is a fast casual restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavourful Food, Heartfelt Service and Public Safety. Founded in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot subs, steamed and piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the restaurant is built upon a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. In 2015, Firehouse Subs expanded into Canada with its first restaurant in Oshawa. Since then, the brand has spread like wildfire across Ontario, with plans to continue expanding across the province. In 2019, Firehouse Subs was ranked No. 49 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, a comprehensive list that ranks the top franchise companies according to key factors such as unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power.
To learn more, visit http://www.firehousesubs.ca
- 27 Firehouse Subs restaurants now open in Canada
- $641,000+ donated to public safety organizations in Canada via Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada
- More than 1,170 restaurants total in 46 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations
- Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.