Earlier this month, the CORT Furniture Rental and Clearance Center in Austin, Texas, brought together the local community to compete in its third annual “Operation Chili Challenge,” which benefited Heroes Night Out Veterans Resource Center! Heroes Night Out is a non-profit organization that provides veterans and their families easy access to much-needed services during the holiday season, including meals, Christmas gifts and other holiday support.
On November 7, CORT employees, local businesses and community members braved the rainfall to taste test ten chili samples and enjoy live music all for a good cause. The winning recipes were recognized with trophies and cash prizes, including $300 for the first place winner, $200 for the second place winner and $100 for the third place winner.
In total, CORT raised approximately $6,200 for Heroes Night Out! Austin’s local ABC television station also came out to cover the event! Thank you, Austin, for all of the time and effort that went into making this event such a success and for your continued support of our military veterans!