MONROE/STERLINGTON - Local restaurant, Catfish Charlie's, conducted a fundraiser to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey from Friday, September 1st through Monday, September, 4th.
The event, "Hungry 4 Harvey", was held at both Catfish Charlie's locations (2329 Louisville Avenue and 4015 Sterlington Road) and raised $5,000 to donate to the United Way, specifically earmarked for Tropical Storm Harvey relief.
"As a result of 'Hungry 4 Harvey', we donated 100% of Catfish Charlie's profits from all four days," said Doug Wood, owner of Catfish Charlie's. "During 'Hungry 4 Harvey', Catfish Charlie's collected $4,214 in profit, and Catfish Charlie's is donating an additional $786 to bring the grand total for the donation to $5,000.
The spirit of giving is strong in our community, and our guests showed an incredible amount of support for this fundraiser."
On Wednesday, September 13th, Doug Wood presented a $5,000 check to Janet Durden, President of United Way of Northeast Louisiana.
The funds will be directed to the United Way operatives directly benefiting those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.
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