Lenny's Sub Shop raises $720 for the 7th Special Forces Association

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Andrew Sheriff, the Crestview Lenny's Sub Shop owner, shakes hands with Special Forces Association Chapter 7 president Steven Tuttle. The restaurant donated $720 of Friday’s sales to the association, which helps the group’s needy soldiers and their families.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 03:09 PM.

CRESTVIEW —Lenny's Sub Shop has donated $720 to assist military personnel and their families in need.

The Crestview restaurant distributed 20 percent of Friday’s sales to the Special Forces Association Chapter 7, a group that assists the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)’s soldiers and families. Members helped the restaurant’s staff deliver sandwiches to customers and clean tables.

One of the organization’s main goals is to take care of their own, Special Forces Association Chapter 7 president Steve Tuttle said.

"In January, we had a soldier's house (in Crestview) burn down," he said. "Within 24 hours, we had a $1,000 check to him." The check helped the single father cover expenses before insurance kicked in.

The association also assisted with funeral arrangements for a 7th soldier who died in a motorcycle incident, he said.

Among its regular causes is the Wounded Warriors Project and funding scholarships for children within the group.

Additionally, the organization is raising funds for a memorial wall honoring 7th Special Forces Group members on the new military installation south of Crestview.

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