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The recently remolded Taco Bell on North Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio pictured Thursday, July 28, 2011 will be compared with the Taco Bell under construction on Breiel Boulevard. The Breiel Boulevard location is being built as a LEED - or green - facility and the North Verity Parkway facility is a not. The LEED building will be the first stand-alone corporate LEED certified restaurant, according to Taco Bell. Staff photo by Gary Stelzer
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The recently remolded Taco Bell on North Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio pictured Thursday, July 28, 2011 will be compared with the Taco Bell under construction on Breiel Boulevard. The Breiel Boulevard location is being built as a LEED - or green - facility and the North Verity Parkway facility is a not. The LEED building will be the first stand-alone corporate LEED certified restaurant, according to Taco Bell. Staff photo by Gary Stelzer

In their annual “Honor a Hero” fundraiser benefiting The Heroes’ Fund, CTI Restaurants has raised $20,700 at their 11 Taco Bell locations and their Uno’s restaurant located in West Chester.

President of CTI Restaurant, Becky Wilber said, “This is the largest amount we’ve ever raised through fundraisers at our restaurants and we’re thrilled to be able to do this for those that have risked their lives serving our country.”

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Chairman of The Heroes’ Fund, Bill Lack said, “The Heroes’ Fund cannot say ‘thank you’ loud enough or often enough to Becky and Todd Wilber and the staff and customers of CTI Restaurants. This will allow us to do so much to help combat-zone veterans in Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties.”

The Heroes’ Fund provides one-time emergency financial aid to combat-zone veterans and their families in Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties. Since its inception, The Heroes’ Fund has granted over $140,000 to over 60 veterans in-need.

The Heroes’ Fund is comprised of community-minded volunteers, both veterans and nonveterans and 100 percent of the funds raised is used to help combat-zone veterans or for out-reach to veterans.

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