Restaurants Against Hunger Tsunami Fundraising Event
Action Against Hunger and New York City Restaurants join forces to support Tsunami Survivors on Feb 9, 2005.
Le Bernardin, SUSHISAMBA, and the Tour de France Restaurants of Simon Oren are organizing a fundraising event on February 9th for Action Against Hunger. Restaurants throughout the city will donate to Action Against Hunger's tsunami relief and rehabilitation efforts. "Having experienced a large scale tragedy in New York in 2001, I am pleased to join forces with many other restaurateurs in the area to aid the disaster relief efforts in South East Asia," said chef Tom Collichio of Craft restaurant.
When: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
Where: New York City and surrounding areas
Who: Action Against Hunger, The Mayor's office Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, The Sri Lanka and Indonesia Consulates, restaurateurs from Le Bernardin, SUSHISAMBA, Marseilles, Chef Tom Collichio of Craft Restaurant.
Action Against Hunger is a New York-based international aid organization actively participating with tsunami relief efforts in both Sri Lanka and Indonesia, delivering hundreds of metric tons of water-sanitation items, emergency food rations, oral rehydration salts, and high-nutrition biscuits for beneficiaries. "New York restaurants can participate by donating anywhere from 10% to 100% of their gross sales on the night of Wednesday, February 9th," said Action Against Hunger spokesperson John Sauer.
"The immediate challenge is to prevent cholera and other water-borne diseases, because the devastation has polluted water supplies."
"The task of rebuilding life after such unthinkable devastation will take many years. New Yorkers can support the relief effort in South Asia in the simplest way: by eating out on one special night," explained Commissioner Guillermo Linares. "This is an opportunity for NYC local businesses and residents to make a difference in South Asia."
COME HUNGRY - LEAVE FULFILLED! Action Against Hunger is calling ALL New Yorkers to help by simply dining out on February 9th at one of the participating restaurants. Wine, dine and don't forget dessert because every little bite makes a difference!
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All earmarked funds will be used solely for relief and rehabilitation activities within tsunami-affected South Asia.