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Fairfield County Restaurants Raise a Ton of $, one Beer at a Time to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

27 Nov

–Video about A Buck for a Beer fundraiser from ItsRelevant

Back in early November, we told you about our effort (A Buck for a Beer to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief) to work with Fairfield County restaurants to make a difference.  The idea was simple:  when a certain beer was ordered at a restaurant, a dollar would be donated to American Red Cross.  After we wrote some of our favorite restaurants, we heard back quickly, owners eagerly hopeful to get involved.  While the first night of the fundraising week (11/7) wasn’t the best start because of snow, people were eager to go out, eat some food, drink some brews, and make a difference all week long.

Casey Dohme, manager at The Ginger Man of Norwalk had this to share:

“We got an incredible amount of support from our customers that the word had spread to.  From a woman stopping me on the street when I was changing our menu box to tell me she was coming the following day with a group of friends just to support the cause, to Friday night when another woman came in with a group of people who had really been affected and were stoked about the idea of drinking and helping.  One customer actually put her credit card down, and handed out drink tickets personally to her friends to use only towards beers that fell under NY/NE.  Very cool.  It gave people a release and a temporary distraction.  And while they were enjoying each other’s company, they in turn were helping and that got people excited.”

Clothing and Supply Drives Continue at Rizzuto’s in Bethel, Stamford, West Hartford, and Westport

6 Nov

Rizzuto’s in Bethel, Stamford, West Hartford, and Westport have joined their collective Italian-food forces to create a clothing and supply drive for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Bring any (or all) of the items on the list below to any of their locations up until Thursday afternoon.  On Friday, these items will be dropped off to the towns and cities that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Baby Diapers and Supplies
  • Advil / Tylenol for Adults & Children
  • Work Gloves and Boots
  • Blankets, Sweatshirts
  • Warm outerwear: Coats, Scarves, Gloves, Hats
  • Contractor Bags
  • Candles / Lanterns
  • Bleach / Cleaning Supplies
  • Shovels / Rakes
  • Disposable Plates & Utensils

Join Us in Helping Fairfield County Restaurants Give Back: A Buck for a Beer to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

5 Nov

We heard all the hype on tv, on the radio, and all over the web.  There’s a storm coming and it has the potential to be destructive and cause massive flooding.  Maybe we all felt sheltered, maybe we all felt safe, maybe we thought it was all just hype, but when Hurricane Sandy actually came ripping through NJ, NY, and CT, we saw the truth.  This was the real thing.  Flooding, taking out the Atlantic City coastline, washing one of the most famous boardwalks in the world out to sea.  Towns, now wastelands of trees, downed wires, flooded roads, and houses overcome by wind and water.  In Connecticut, people lost their cars, their homes, their pets, their loved ones, and their sense of security in the world.  Even now, people cling on through the cold days of November without any power.  The width and breadth of this horrible natural disaster is truly incomprehensible and mind-boggling.

Seeing all this horrible devastation made us feel like we HAD to do something, as I’m sure many of you felt too. We immediately thought about how we could use OmNomCT to help and started reaching out to restaurants with an idea. In just a few short days, we’ve seen amazing response from some of our most beloved local restaurants and together we have an exciting announcement for you…

A wonderful group of generous Fairfield County restaurants have signed on to take part in A Buck for a Beer to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief.  Here’s how it works:

1) Visit any of the restaurants listed below between Wednesday 11/7 and Wednesday 11/14.

2) Order the beer(s) listed below and drink up.

3) In turn, they will donate $1 for Hurricane Sandy relief for each beer ordered.

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