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La Mesa Denny's Participates in Stand Down Event for Veterans

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Denny’s in La Mesa (4235 Spring St.) joins 38 San Diego-area Denny’s in hosting a four-week collection drive for Veteran Village of San Diego’s (VVSD) Stand Down event. Guests are invited to bring in and donate clothes, blankets and hygiene products to any San Diego-area Denny’s, including the La Mesa restaurant.

For many, a life in the armed forces means a voluntary commitment to serving one’s county, but for the estimated 60,000-to-100,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. today, voluntary service can take on an entirely different – and newly hopeful – form. 

“Denny’s is proud to work with the VVSD for the fourth straight year and show our support for the veterans of San Diego,” said Benjamin Bagnas, a San Diego Denny’s franchisee. “Stand Down is a lifeline for so many veterans in need, and Denny’s is honored to be involved with such an important cause.”

Last year, provisions collected prior to and during Stand Down served more than 2,000 local, homeless veterans and their families. The annual, three-day event takes place mid-July and provides medical services, counseling, legal services, warm meals and more for the military veterans of greater San Diego County.

“We are grateful for Denny’s participation and ongoing efforts in supporting our military veterans,” said Phil Landis, VVSD president and CEO. “As citizens of this great country, we must do all we can to support our veterans. With our continued partnership with Denny’s, we’ll be better able to assist our veterans in need.”

Participating locations in San Diego County:

  • 135 Encinitas Blvd. (Encinitas)
  • 1048 Carlsbad Village Drive (Carlsbad)
  • 110 Bonita Road (Chula Vista)
  • 692 East Street (Chula Vista)
  • 2203 Via De La Valle (Del Mar)
  • 2691 Navajo Road (El Cajon)
  • 665 N. Mollison Ave. (El Cajon)
  • 1202 W. Main St. (El Cajon)
  • 2642 Jamacha Road (El Cajon)
  • 510 W. Mission Ave. (Escondido)
  • 713 South Main St. (Fallbrook)
  • 4235 Spring St. (La Mesa)
  • 13584 Camino Canada (Lakeside)
  • 424 W. Mile Of Cars (National City)
  • 1904 Sweetwater Rd. (National City)
  • 487 Harbor Drive (Oceanside)
  • 605 College Blvd. (Oceanside)
  • 2273 El Camino Real (Oceanside)
  • 800 Garnet Ave. (Pacific Beach)
  • 2420 Coronado Ave. (San Diego)
  • 1065 Camino Del Rio  (San Diego)
  • 6970 Alvarado  (San Diego)
  • 2445 El Cajon Blvd. (San Diego)
  • 4365 University Ave. (San Diego)
  • 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.(San Diego)
  • 6908 Miramar Road (San Diego)
  • 16686 Bernardo Center Drive (San Diego)
  • 1601 Rosecrans St.(San Diego)
  • 5445 Kearny Villa Road (San Diego)
  • 3920 W. Point Loma (San Diego)
  • 3704 Camino Del Rio West (San Diego)
  • 9898 Mira Mesa Blvd. (San Diego)
  • 7676 Friars Road (San Diego)
  • Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (San Diego)
  • 731 W. San Marcos Blvd. (San Marcos)
  • 130 E. Calle Primero (San Ysidro)
  • 140 Town Center Parkway (Santee)
  • 540 W. Vista Way (Vista)

For more information and directions to participating Denny’s restaurants, please visit dennys.com.

—Denny's

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