Burger King contributes $500,000 to Unidos por Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – The Burger King restaurant chain gave a $500,000 donation to the Unidos por Puerto Rico movement as part of its efforts to contribute to Puerto Rico’s recovery after hurricanes Irma and María.
Of this amount, $125,000 will benefit the P.E.C.E.S., Sinergía Los Naranjos, Hermanas Dominicas de Fátima, La Casa de Todos and Hermanas Misioneras de los Sagrados Corazones organizations.
The donation by Burger King and the BK Charities program is the result of the contribution made by customers to buy the symbolic “blocks” that were available at the chain’s open restaurants when the program was being carried out.
“The contribution we are making today is the result of a great desire to see Puerto Rico recover. It has been demonstrated that Puerto Rico is generous and shares what it has. Dollar by dollar, we help rebuild Puerto Rico. For this, the work and commitment of our associates was very valuable, as well as the contribution of our guests. Our commitment is and will remain firm. That’s why we say ‘We’re Here for You’ [Aquí para Ti],” said Carlos J. Morell, president of Burger King.
The Burger King chain, with 169 restaurants open, has been part of the recovery effort with its more than 5,600 associates.
It opened its doors just after the passage of Hurricane María and started work aimed at achieving the recovery of Puerto Rico.