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First responders to raise 100 Club funds
Austin-area first responders, including APD executive staff, will step behind the counter with Ronald McDonald and members of the 100 Club of Central Texas and the Hill Country 100 Club at 11 a.m. today for the 8th Annual Good Friday Fundraiser. The event will help support the 100 Clubs and provide awareness about the services provided by first responders. Central Texas McDonald’s Restaurants will donate part of the day’s sales to support first responders with funds for scholarships and training as well as for aiding their families when tragedy strikes. The public is encouraged to visit all 71 Greater Austin Area McDonald’s locations between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to support the company’s in-store initiative. First responders will be at these locations during the fundraising hours to thank customers for showing their support for the cause. More information about the 100 Clubs can be found here and here.
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