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Vendors to hold fundraiser for flood victims under Perkins Road overpass on Saturday

2 months 4 days 2 hours ago August 18, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 Thursday, August 18 2016 August 18, 2016 11:20 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community is coming together to host a fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent severe weather and flooding.

Several food and drink vendors are hosting an event called the "Fundraiser Under The Overpass" on Saturday at 6 p.m. under the Perkins Road overpass. All proceeds raised at the event will go to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund established by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

Admission to the event is $25 and attendees are asked to bring a donation item such as toiletry, clothes, water bottles, bedding, etc.

According to the Business Report, the organizers of the fundraiser are Nick Hufft, co-owner of The Overpass Merchant and Chad Hughes, co-owner of Ivar's.

Participating vendors are:

The Overpass Merchant
Ivar's Sports Bar
The Cajun Spoon
The Kolache Kitchen
Barbosa's Barbeque
Robear Lane
Jax Brewhouse
Barcadia Baton Rouge
Pelican House Baton Rouge
Galatoire's Bistro
Jimmy John's
Zippy's Burrito's Taco's and More
Schlittz & Giggles
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Abita Brewing Company
NOLA Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Tin Roof Brewing Company
Shiner Beer
Southern Craft Brewing Co.
SweetWater Brewing Company
Mockler Beverage Company
Coca Cola
Kick Yer Daddy

The proceeds will go to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the foundation will send staff to the areas that are in the greatest need.

If you are a food vendor and would like to get involved, please contact Dustin Malina at dustin@theoverpassmerchant.com.

If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Jay.B@threesixtyeight.is.

For those that can't attend, but would like to donate, please see here to donate online: http://www.braf.org/louisiana-flood-relief 

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