Lessing’s restaurants to donate portion of sales to help amputee soldiers on Veterans Day


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The Lessing’s Hospitality Group — which owns and operates over two dozen restaurants, catering halls and hotels in Suffolk and Nassau — will be giving back for Veterans Day.

On the national holiday honoring military veterans, the island-based company will be donating 10 percent of sales from its restaurants to The Given Limb Foundation, a foundation dedicated to serving the needs of veteran amputees.

“The Given Limb Foundation is an extraordinary organization that offers an essential service for veterans who have lost limbs serving our country,” said Michael Lessing, president of the Lessing’s Hospitality Group. “We salute everyone who serves and protects our country.”

The Rye-based nonprofit was founded by Martha McDade after her brother-in-law, Maj. Lance Sullenberger, returned from Iraq in 2007 where he shared the stories or soldiers’ injuries he treated.

“For the last 12 years, we have provided military amputees with adapted vehicles, as well as training in activities, such as running, biking, swimming, and kayaking — all focused on helping our veterans achieve the quality of life they so deserve,” said McDade.

The particpating restaurants are below:

Lessing’s Hospital Group participating restaurants

Top: Outside view of the Post Office Cafe in Babylon Village (courtesy).