We are hosting a benefit all day Thursday for the victims and the families of the Orlando Tragedy.
10% of our Tasting Room sales for the day, and 50% of raffle tickets sold will go directly to aid those affected. We are all in this together and we hope you will help us in the effort to support those in need. And if you get some raffle tickets, you just might win some Odd Otter swag or a fancy gift card! Our very own Michael Gordon will be playing some home-grown music at 6:30pm as well.
Among the many charities working to assist those suffering from the terrorist attack in Orlando, we chose Planting Peace for a few reasons:
– Planting Peace is less visible than the larger organizations, and their focus in this response is more focused: their funds will go to help cover medical and funerary costs for those directly affected.
– Funds raised by Planting Peace’s Crowdrise.com efforts will be earmarked for this purpose only, rather than going to the organization’s general fund; this allows for more focused and efficient giving
– Planting Peace has an international focus as well, using directed fundraising efforts to address specific initiatives
However you feel directed to give, we encourage you to do so. When tragedy strikes, we are all given an opportunity to pay it forward. Seize that chance.