On Saturday, June 8, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar of Windham opened its doors to local firefighters for a Tip-A-Firefighter fundraiser. Members of the Windham Fire Department served as ‘celebrity waiters’ at Applebee’s for the fundraiser, with 100% of their tips donated directly to Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event raised more than $1,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association, which aims to make a difference in the lives of local children faced with the challenges of muscle-debilitating diseases.
The International Association of Fire Fighters has shown unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases since 1954, with the Windham Fire Department participating annually to help raise funds. Apple American Group, the largest Applebee’s franchisee in the country, who own and operate Applebee’s locations throughout New England including the Applebee’s of Windham, pledges to assist those less fortunate and support those institutions that enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. Each restaurant stays engaged in its neighborhood through participation in community events, donations, sponsorships and fundraisers to help local organizations grow and flourish and takes care of their own team members through the Flynn Restaurant Group Family Fund.