A caring heart
It is a remarkable thing when a business owner chooses to hold a fundraiser by donating 100% of the proceeds, and incurring all of the event costs. Thanks to Bruce VanVort and Fin’s Seafood Restaurant, we held a great event on Tuesday evening, April 29th. All proceeds from the event were donated to the 5Cities Homeless Coalition, and raised about $10,500. It was truly a night of great fun for a very important purpose.
The community really came out for the “Dinner for a Cause” to support the 5Cities Homeless Coalition. A great cadre of volunteers stepped in to help, along with Fin’s phenomenal staff that also donated all of their Tips for the evening. Jeff Faber of Opolo Vineyards stepped up to provide wine for the evening, which was made extra special with an array of terrific raffle prizes donated by area businesses. And the food was superb!
Much of the momentum for the event came through the support of Jay Turner, Dave Daniels and the stations of El Dorado Broadcasting including Sunny Country 102.5 and the Fox 99.1. We’d like to extend a very special thank you to Jay and Dave, our DJ’s extraordinaire!
Funds from this event are already at work helping to provide assistance with housing and immediate needs to help stabilize homeless families in the South County. The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is working to find individual solutions to the unique challenges of homelessness in South County by addressing the needs of our community’s most vulnerable neighbors and developing strategies for long-term solutions.
On behalf of the 5Cities Homeless Coalition, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who came together for this event, most importantly to Bruce VanVort, owner of Fin’s Seafood Restaurant in Grover Beach. The event was a true testament to the caring hearts that make up our community. If you too enjoyed the evening, we’d ask that you share a comment on Fin’s Facebook page, or give them a review on Yelp or Trip Advisor.