SUBWAY® Restaurants in Maine are building up to Veterans Day with a donation campaign for veterans that runs now through October. Subway shop sandwich artisans will ask customers to donate a dollar when ordering their sandwiches. Subway contributes collateral materials to publicize the campaign.

Last year, Subway raised more than $50,000 in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to support Easter Seals Military and Veterans Programs.

Easter Seals Military and Veterans services provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families. The program also works to ensure dignity, health and overall well-being for veterans.

All the money raised will remain in Maine to benefit the Easter Seals Military and Veterans Services programming, with 90 percent going directly to programs.

“This assistance couldn’t come at a more critical time,” said Jeremy Kendall, director of military and veterans services at Easter Seals Maine. “Recently we’ve seen our need nearly double and we never want to have to turn a veteran away. Because of the generosity of Subway and its customers, this program will be able to provide essential services for our local veterans, whether they are 25 or 85.”

A check will be presented in honor of Veterans Day this fall.

About Veterans Count Maine

Veterans Count Maine is the fundraising chapter in support of Easter Seals Maine's Military and Veterans Programs, which provides emergency financial assistance, information, counseling and referral to post 9/11 veterans and their families as they make the sometimes challenging transition from military service to civilian life. Services include help finding employment, housing, affordable vehicle / house maintenance services, and even food, rent, fuel, and heating oil in particularly dire situations. The program is all philanthropic relies on grants, corporate sponsorship and private donor support. All funds raised stay here in Maine and 90 percent of every donation goes directly to programs. For more information, visit vetscount.org/maine.

About Easter Seals Maine

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information about Easter Seals Maine, visit eastersealsme.org/.