Neighborhood Welcomes Inspiring Food Company That Promises to Give Back to the Community
Online PR News – 04-April-2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Cops 4 Causes hosted international phenomenon Burgerim’s grand opening event, which launched their first U.S. location in West Hollywood this past Saturday, March 30th, 2013. Burgerim, a Tel Aviv burger restaurant owned by Dana Tochner, opened up an impressive 72 locations within the first year of operation in Israel. The event marked Burgerim’s joined efforts with Cops 4 Causes to launch the “Hand Up” program to address homelessness in West Hollywood.
The grand opening event kicked off with red carpet arrivals, including actor Andre Darnell Myers from “Leave it on the Floor”, as well as other talent, and contributors and supporters of Burgerim and Cops 4 Causes. Invited guests sampled the variety of gourmet burgers that were being passed around by staff, which included signature beef, Kobe, Mergez beef, lamb, ahi tuna, chicken, turkey, and veggie. Guests were also treated to sample their specialty burgers, including their “Revolution Burger” which is a mixture of their Kobe and Mergez beef, or “The Mediterranean Burger” which is a combination of the Mergez beef and Lamb (http://burgerimusa.com/menu/). While everyone enjoyed music, delicious food and drinks served by Burgerim, Cops 4 Causes Founder, Deputy Sherriff Christopher Landavazo, who helped partner Burgerim with Cops 4 Causes, announced the amazing work that Burgerim had begun doing in the community.
Burgerim’s partnership with Cops 4 Causes for their grand opening is the first business to join the Cops 4 Causes’ “Hand Up” program, which is geared to help reduce homelessness in West Hollywood. Cops 4 Causes has successfully launched an initiative to partner law enforcement, the business community, and residents in West Hollywood to create a compassionate approach to helping people who are homeless. Burgerim, helped this initiative at their heavily attended grand opening event by donating a $5,000 check to Cops 4 Causes, who in turn presented the check to the “Hand Up” program partner organizations: People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Vet Hunters, and The LA Gay & Lesbian Youth Center on Highland. These organizations partnered with Cops 4 Causes to provide transitional services to help people who are homeless transition from the streets to stable living conditions.
In addition to partnering with Cops 4 Causes, Burgerim also helped the community by hiring the staff of the former business that stood where they are now opened in West Hollywood and helping employees who were hurt by the economy. It is Burgerim’s hope to continue opening throughout the U.S. with as much success as was had in Israel. They plan to continue efforts to help support community needs; specific to each neighborhood they open within.
Burgerim is located at 8593 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046. To get involved with Cops 4 Causes,or to donate to the “Hand Up” program, please visit www.cops4causes.org.
Photos: By Jon Viscott
About Cops 4 Causes
Cops 4 Causes is an organization of Peace Officers engaged in raising funds and awareness to benefit children, adults and law enforcement personnel with Cancer, TB, HIV/AIDS, Down Syndrome, MS, Diabetes and other life-altering disabilities. Cops 4 Causes seeks to be the hand that helps members of the law enforcement community and families devastated by life altering circumstances.
We achieve our mission by bringing together Peace Officers, members of the law enforcement community, musicians, artists, celebrities, civic leaders, financial benefactors and members of the community at Cops 4 Causes events to raise funds in order to make a difference in the lives of others. Cops 4 Causes provides foundational support to grassroots law enforcement fundraising events in the Southern California area.
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