Puente Hills Chili’s joined restaurants in Whittier and Chino Hills to raise money for the family of CHP Officer Joseph Sanders, 29, who was buried Monday in Lodi. Each restaurant donated 10 percent of their sales receipts.
“We had sales of $18,200 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.,” reported Manager Edward Esparza. “Our restaurant will filled with officers and firemen all day. Any time we can help our community we’re happy to help.”
“Chili’s said they read about Officer Sanders in the newspaper and asked if they could do something for his family,” explained CHP Officer Joe Zizi.
Soon the three local Chili’s had signed up for the fund-raising event on Dec. 23.