Culver restaurants in the Chicago area are raising money to aid police

From Bridgeview to Harwood Heights and Berwyn to Oak Lawn, at least 11 restaurants in Culver, Chicago area are raising funds Monday to help police.

from Bridge view to Harwood Heights and Berwyn to Oak lawn, at least 11 Culver’s in the Chicago area Restaurants raise money on Monday to help the police.

The owner of Culver’s at 9515 South Kedzie in Evergreen park said it was part of the company’s efforts to give back to the communities it serves.

Matthew Herrmann says that 20 percent of all sales from 10 a.m. when opening until 10 p.m. when closing benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

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Culver’s has been stepping up earlier for a variety of reasons, but today the bags of burgers are helping families of cops killed or injured on duty, like Chicago officer Ella French who did it retired last week and her partner Carlos Yanez Jr., who is still in the hospital after he was shot three times.

The foundation provides instruction and other educational assistance to the sons and daughters of fallen or seriously wounded Chicago officers.

Herrmann says his customers are happy to help.

“Since we started sending out the flyers about a week ago, people have come in just asking questions and willing to donate. We already had a few people who donated, so I think it’s a great day for everyone, ”said Herrmann.

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“They enjoy doing something. They know the orders are terribly large and very generous and we are happy to be generous back,” said Herrmann, who hopes to raise tens of thousands of dollars as he has done over the past few years .

Culver’s participating restaurants include Franklin Park, Harwood Heights, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Chicago Six Corners, Morton Grove, Lyon, Elmhurst, Bridgeview, Elmwood Park and Evergreen Park.