Taking Relief Efforts by Storm

It boggles the mind that a year after Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans, nearly half the city’s residents have not returned home. Nearly 250,000 Katrina evacuees remain in Houston and Atlanta alone. Tonight, on the killer storm’s first anniversary, Share Our Strength’s Restaurants for Relief 2 seeks to assist Katrina victims during a national dine-out program in which participating restaurants will donate part of the evening’s proceeds to ongoing recovery efforts.

“With hundreds of thousands of people still displaced from their home and so much still to be done, Share Our Strength is committed to being engaged in the Gulf for as long as it takes,” vows Bill Shore, the organization’s founder. Last year SOS’s first dine-out Katrina relief campaign helped raise more than $1.2 million to support schools, community kitchens, feeding programs, farmers’ markets, and efforts to aid restaurant and hospitality workers. You can support the cause by visiting www.strength.org and dining at participating restaurants. “We know how hard it is here to recover from a devastating storm,” explains Miami’s Allen Susser, whose restaurant, Chef Allen, is participating in the event. “Chefs from across the country will be joined by thousands of Americans this night to help the people of New Orleans.”
Tue., Aug. 29

 
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