A restaurant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, named “The Coop” is giving 100% of its proceeds on Friday to a fund supporting victims and families affected by the attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha on Sunday that killed six people and injured more than 40 others, including children.
As reported by Fox Business:
The Coop is donating all proceeds to Waukesha County’s “United for Waukesha Community Fund,” which will “support the needs of the families impacted” by the devastating attack last week.
“Thank you so much to everyone coming out today to support our fundraiser for the Waukesha County Community Foundation to help those impacted in this past Sundays tragedy,” the restaurant posted on Facebook.
“The Coop is staffed and ready to serve our community. God Bless you all and remember we are all #WAAUKESHASTRONG,” the restaurant also said in its Facebook post.
The breakfast restaurant also added other parking spaces across from its location on Friday “due to the anticipation of a high volume of customers.”
After the attack took place, the restaurant stated on Facebook that it would be closed on the following day.
“Waukesha has been our home. Waukesha has been a community that has embraced us with arms wide open. The people and many families of Waukesha are what make us excited to open our doors with a smile on our face every morning. There are no words or thoughts that can illustrate the feelings that we have at this moment, especially for those who witnessed these events, were injured, or impacted in any way,” the restaurant reportedly said.
It went on: “Although our moods are struck with sorrow & sadness there is no doubt this community will bounce back. We are a community that has shown strength in the face of adversity, love when there is hate, offered a helping hand to our neighbor in need, and shown relentless hospitality to the many people and faces who have walked through our doors. We will get through this together.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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