DINE-OUT TO SUPPORT DISASTER RELIEF

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Restaurants & Patrons Pair Taste-buds and Disaster Relief Together

On March 27th, food establishments across Eastern Wisconsin and the Michigan border communities will work together to support the American Red Cross as participants in the Dine Out for Disaster Relief.  Restaurants, pubs and eateries will donate a portion of sales to benefit local Red Cross disaster relief programs. With the primary fire season being exceptionally active, and working in a budget overage situation, the timing to eat-out and support the Red Cross couldn’t be better.

Share with us your Dine Out Restaurant of choice! #dine4disaster

Share with us your Dine Out Restaurant of choice! #dine4disaster

With each residential fire, we are there 24/7/365 to help the families with immediate needs and help guide them toward longer-term recovery.  In the first eight months of our fiscal year, we are already $56,000 over budget!  We can’t stop responding as families need us.  Therefore, please make it a date-night, office lunch outing, morning breakfast or late night snack to help support local disaster relief.

While the Red Cross responds to big disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes each year, the most frequent threat people face is a fire in their own home. In fact, Disaster Action Team workers respond to an emergency every nine minutes around the United States. Locally, it was 644 disaster responses last year ranging from fires to tornadoes, winter power outages and flooding!  Red Cross responders are a dynamic team that is empowered to deal with crises throughout our communities. When a disaster strikes, we provide a place to sleep, warm meals, emotional support and hope. Through the support of our communities, we help provide basic emergency needs, financial assistance and recovery guidance.

“Restaurants are such valued partners with the American Red Cross. Their generosity is amazing. Not only do they support fundraisers like Dine Out for Disaster Relief, but they also support the Red Cross by donating gift certificates for our event raffles and food and beverages to help feed shelter residents or emergency personnel during larger disasters,” commented Becky Bergin, the Dine Out organizer. “Overall, they are great community supporters”, she concluded.

A handful of restaurants are supporting the American Red Cross with month-long activities in honor of “March is Red Cross Month”. Some have also selected different days and times that fit better with their hours of operation and schedules. A list of each restaurant and their way of supporting this annual philanthropic effort is listed below.

For the fourth year, Dine Out for Disaster Relief is presented by Society Insurance, headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

You can join in on our conversation! Help us by talking about your Dine Out for Disaster Relief activities on your social media sites – Facebook & Twitter! For Twitter, use #Dine4Disaster

Click HERE for a list of participating restaurants:

Dine For Disaster “Heroes” Announced

Restaurants & Patrons Pair Taste-buds and Disaster Relief Together

This event – Dine for Disaster – invites patrons to simply eat-out at participating restaurants on Thursday, May 17, 2012. More than 180 participating restaurants will donate a portion of the day’s sales and collect customer’s financial donations to benefit local disaster relief and community disaster prevention efforts of the American Red Cross.

 While the Red Cross responds to big disasters such as floods, hurricane, tornadoes each year, but the most frequent threat people face is a fire in their own home! Last year, Chapters responded to nearly 63,000 fires. That’s one every eight minutes!  In each case, we meet with the victims and assess their needs – often while still standing on the street while their home burns or smolders in smoke. Based on their needs, we provide a warm place to sleep, food to eat, infant supplies, we can replace medications, glasses, etc and we provide compassion, a recovery plan and hope to all disaster victims.

Nathan and Marcia Haupt of  Schreiner’s Restaurant  in Fond du Lac and Pat Beimborn of Los Banditos  in Green Bay are spearheading Dine for Disaster with their fellow restaurateurs.

The Haupts’ and Beimborns’ recognize the American Red Cross is always there in an emergency, and they are honored to support them on the local level. “Through Dine for Disaster, local restaurants are in a position to support the local Red Cross Chapter, while providing our guests with an opportunity to socialize, enjoy their favorite meal, and know they’re helping others in the process,” Nathan Haupt said. “It’s a win-win situation, with the community as a whole benefiting. We’re proud to be part a community where businesses that are thought to be competitors are always willing to work together for the greater good.”

Beimborn agrees and is participating because it is a chance to support the work that the Red Cross does in the community. “We at Los Banditos feel it is a great way to say ‘Thank You’ to the community for their support by helping give back to an organization like the Red Cross that helps our neighbors’ right here in Green Bay and throughout Northeast Wisconsin when disaster strikes.”

For the second year, Society Insurance is the corporate sponsor for Dine for Disaster.

 Participating Restaurants on May 17, 2012

Listed by County 

BROWN  
Graystone Ale House De Pere
Gyro Kabobs De Pere
The Abbey De Pere
1951 Green Bay
Allouez Café Green Bay
Bay Family Restaurant Green Bay
Big Tomatoes Green Bay
Kavarna / Parisi’s Green Bay
Legends Green Bay
Los Banditos East Green Bay
Los Banditos West Green Bay
Mackinaws Grill & Spirits Green Bay
River’sBendSteak & Seafood Green Bay
St. Brendan’sInn Green Bay
The Bar Of Green Bay Green Bay
The Bar OnHolmgren Way Green Bay
Timsan’s Green Bay
Titletown Brewing Co Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Green Bay
Zesty’s Frozen Custard Howard – Suamico
CALUMET & DODGE  
Cobblestone Creek Dining & Banquet Brillion
Triple J Wing & Clay Woodfire Grill Brillion
Terra Verde Coffee Chilton
Outpost Pub & Provisions Sherwood
The Cliffs of Sherwood LLC Sherwood
The Granary Supper Club Sherwood
DOOR  
Bailey’s Harbor Cornerstone Pub BaileysHarbor
White Gull Inn Fish Creek
Chamfered Center  (Maxsells) Florence
Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato SisterBay
FOND DU LAC  
EdenCafé & Eden’s Grill Eden
A&W All-American Food Fond du Lac
BackYard Grill & Bar Fond du Lac
Bagelmeister Fond du Lac
Boda’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Cibo Steaks & Spirits Fond du Lac
Domino’s Pizza Fond du Lac
Duffy’s Sports Pub & Steak Fond du Lac
Faros Family Restaurant Fond du Lac
Fazoli’s Fond du Lac
Friar Tucks Fond du Lac
Gilles Frozen Custard Fond du Lac
Gino’s Italian Restaurant Fond du Lac
Main Exchange Fond du Lac
Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders Fond du Lac
Nick & Willy’s Pizza Fond du Lac
Parrot Palms Fond du Lac
Philly’s-on-4th Fond du Lac
Pockets Fond du Lac
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Fond du Lac
Salty’s Seafood & Spirits Fond du Lac
Schreiner’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Season’s Restaurant Fond du Lac
Sebastian’s Steak House Fond du Lac
Sunset Supper Club & Lounge Fond du Lac
The Coliseum Fond du Lac
VillaPalermoCafé Fond du Lac
Goose Blind Grill & Bar GreenLake
Blanck’s Supper Club Malone
Jim & Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club Malone
Lantern’s Markesan
Reilly’s Pub Markesan
Dave & Brenda’s Idlewile Inn Saint Cloud
Wendt’s On TheLake Van Dyne
Helen’s Kitchen Waupun
Tony’s Pizza Waupun
KEWAUNEE & MANITOWOC  
Al Corso Restaurant Collins
Cedars Resort Kiel
Billy’s onMain Luxemburg
A&W Restaurant Manitowoc
Big Apple Bagel Manitowoc
Four Seasons Family Restaurant Manitowoc
Friar Tucks Manitowoc
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant Manitowoc
Schooners Restaurant Manitowoc
Subway (3 Locations) Manitowoc
The Courthouse Pub Manitowoc
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill Manitowoc
Tony’s Pizza Manitowoc
Subway Mishicot
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant Two Rivers
Subway Two Rivers
MARINETTE, MARQUETTE & MENOMINEE  
Cousins Subs Crivitz
Figaros Crivitz
King Buffet Marinette
Lauerman House Inn Marinette
Victorian Inn Marinette
Peshtigo Corral Peshtigo
OUTAGAMIE  
B.J. Clancy’s Restaurant & Pub Appleton
Cinder’s Charcoal Grill Appleton
Cinder’s West Appleton
Culver’s of Darboy Appleton
GingeRootz Asian Grille Appleton
Mark’sEast Side Appleton
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Appleton
Schreiner’s Diner Appleton
Stone Cellar Brewpub Appleton
Super Bowl Appleton
Chute Inn Family Restaurant Suring
SHAWANO & SHEBOYGAN  
   
Mary’s Country Grove Cedar Grove
Braun’s Ranch ElkhartLake
Subway Howards Grove
Culver’s ofPlymouth Plymouth
Subway Plymouth
Sweet Basil Plymouth
Five Pillars RandomLake
Al & Al’s Stein Haus Sheboygan
Angie’sMainCafé & The Daily Grind Shawano
Majerles Black River Grill Shebogyan
Frankie’s Pub and Grill Sheboygan
HighlandHouse Sheboygan
Subway (2 Locations) Sheboygan
TexasRoadhouse Sheboygan
SOUTHEAST WI COUNTIES  
McDonald’s Caledonia
Wayne’s Drive-in Cedarburg
Emperor’s Kitchen Delafield
Pacific Bistro Delafield
The Barley Pop Pub & Restaurant Germantown
Flipside Café & Grill Grafton
Hank’s Restaurant & Drinkery (Hammerin’ Hanks) Hartford
Hartland Inn Hartland
TexasRoadhouse Kenosha
Gateway Café Kewaskum
Hog’s & Kisses Lake Geneva
Popeye’s OnLake Geneva Lake Geneva
Chancery Pub & Restaurant Mequon
Ferrante’s Mequon
Libby Montana Bar & Grill Mequon
Karma Bar & Grill Milwaukee
No No’s Newburg
Wildman Adventure Resort Niagara
Moe’s Southwest Grill Pewaukee
Piano Blu Pewaukee
Victor’sPier StreetShanty Port Washington
McDonald’s (5 Locations) Racine
Local Folks Slades Corner
Coachman House Supper Club West Bend
Daddy’s Dog House West Bend
The Poplar Inn LLC West Bend
WAUPACA & WAUSHARA  
Chain OLakesAdventures Waupaca
ClearWaterHarbor Waupaca
Domino’s Pizza Waupaca
Hahn-A-Lula Fremont
The Silvercryst Wautoma
WINNEBAGO  
Luigi’s Pizza Menasha
Menasha Grill Menasha
Mihm’s Charcoal Grill Menasha
Culver’s ofNeenah Neenah
Dairy Queen Neenah
Dairy Queen Neenah
Ground Round Restaurant Neenah
Remington’s (Holiday Inn) Neenah
Under the Dome Sports Bar & Grill Neenah
Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In Oshkosh
Benvenuto’s Italian Restaurant Oshkosh
Cranky Pat’s Pizzaeria & Pub Oshkosh
Domino’s Pizza Oshkosh
Domino’s Pizza Oshkosh
Friar Tuck’s Oshkosh
La Sure’s Oshkosh
Lara’s Tortilla Flats Oshkosh
Leon’s Frozen Custard Oshkosh
Mike’s Place Family Restaurant Oshkosh
Planet Perk Café Oshkosh
PlaneviewTravelPlaza Oshkosh
Primo Oshkosh
Robbins Restaurant Oshkosh
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta Oshkosh
TheBrooklynGrill Oshkosh
The Roxy Oshkosh
Woodeye’s Bar & Grill Winneconne

About Local Chapters:

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter serves 20-counties throughout northeast Wisconsin and the Michigan boarder communities. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact your local office or the regional headquarters at 920-231-3590. We can also online at www.NEWRedCross.org on Facebook (American Red Cross – Northeast Wisconsin Region), Twitter (NEWRedCross) and our blog (newredcrossblog.org).

The Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross serves eight counties with a mission to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact the Chapter at 414-342-8680 or visit RedCrossInSeWIS.org on the web, twitter.com/RedCrossSeWi and facebook.com/RedCross.SoutheastWI

 About the American National Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Who Doesn’t like to Eat Out! Now you have a Good Excuse!

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, restaurants throughout Eastern Wisconsin will donate a portion of the day’s sales, and collect customer’s financial donations to benefit American Red Cross services as part of the Dine for Disaster event. By simply eating out at participating restaurants, individuals will be making a gift to support Red Cross disaster relief and prevention.

Dine for Disaster supports local disaster relief and community disaster prevention programs.

To view a list of particpating restaurants click HERE.

Proud sponsor of Dine for Disaster:

Tornado Damage Hits Close to Home to One Member of our Red Cross Family

Guest Blog Post: Rick Parks, American Red Cross of Northeast WI Boardmember and President & CEO of Society Insurance

While all of us involved with Red Cross feel a sense of loss and empathy when we see disasters like this occur sometimes we have a more personal connection that makes us feel even stronger about supporting an organization that helps others in their time of need.

My path to living and working in Wisconsin was a journey that started as I grew up in a small town in southern Indiana and then spent most of my early adult life beginning my career in Illinois.  Going back 15 years I would make a sales swing through Harrisburg, Illinois about every six weeks.  In spite of it being a small city a little off the beaten path it was a favorite of mine, because everyone you met there were “good people.”  To see that town utterly destroyed with such a loss of life was an emotional experience.  But this past week brought all of that even closer to home -literally.

I grew up in Clark County, Indiana. Henryville, which was essentially erased as a town, is about 15 miles from my family home. I played many high school basketball games at Henryville High School, as they were a conference rival.  The village of Marysville, Indiana was noted to be “gone,” and that little curve on the highway was only five miles from my hometown.  The community center that was destroyed there (along with every home in the village) had been the K-3 two-room school where many of my future high school classmates started their school experience.

Tornado Damage: Chelsea, Indiana

The even smaller village of Chelsea, Indiana, where four people lost their lives, was only four miles up Highway 62 from where I grew up. My late parents shifted their church affiliation to the now destroyed Baptist Church in Chelsea when a beloved pastor took a position there.With Facebook and other social media pepole like me who have made something of a journey of life can still keep up with those who were important in their past. Within a few hours you can account for your close friends and family and get the news on who lost what. The people of small towns like Harrisburg, Henryville, Marysville and Chelsea also take care of their own on an incredible scale.  Many familes will come together under the remaining roof they have and live as one while they rebuild. But even in small town America not everyone has that available to them.  Many people need the care that an organization like Red Cross can offer immediately after a disaster, but some will need ongoing assistance. Knowing that Red Cross can be there to help if needed gave me peace as these very personal disasters unfolded in the media and with contact from friends and family back in Illinois and Indiana.

My thanks to all of you for being a part of Red Cross. You make a difference in people’s lives.

Rick Parks

Tornado damage: Henryville, Indiana

Tornado Damage - Marysville, Indiana

Area Restaurants Become “Heroes” for the Red Cross

Restaurants throughout the area are supporting Red Cross services as part of the annual “Heroes for the American Red Cross” campaign.

On Thursday, May 19, 2011, restaurants throughout the area will donate a portion of the day’s sales, and collect customer’s financial donations to benefit American Red Cross services as part of the Dine for Disaster event. By simply eating out at participating restaurants, individuals will be making a gift to support Red Cross disaster relief and prevention.

Dine for Disaster support will provide local disaster relief and community disaster prevention program. The need has hit an all-time high as the local disaster budget was exhausted in just seven months. This was before the tornadoes hit Kaukauna, random flooding and the on-average of every other night, local chapters respond to a residential fire. The Red Cross provide a warm place to sleep, food to eat, infant supplies, can replace medication and they provide compassion and hope to all disaster victims.

Nathan and Marcia Haupt of Schreiner’s Restaurant inFond du Lac and Steve Davis of Ardy and Ed’s Drive-In in Oshkosh are spearheading Dine for Disaster with their fellow restaurateurs.

The Haupt’s recognize that the American Red Cross is always there in an emergency, and they are honored to support them on the local level. “Through Dine for Disaster, local restaurants are in a position to support the local chapter of the American Red Cross, while providing our guests with an opportunity to socialize, enjoy their favorite meal, and know they’re helping others in the process,” Nathan Haupt said. “It’s a win-win situation, with the community as a whole benefiting. We’re proud to be part a community where businesses that are thought to be competitors are always willing to work together for the greater good.”

Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In, a landmark for many in the FoxValley, is participating because it is a chance to support the work that the Red Cross does in the community. “The community has supported Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In for 63 years, and we feel it is a great way to say ‘Thank You’ to the community for their support all those years by helping give back to an organization that helps our neighbors’ right here inOshkoshwhen disaster strikes,”Davissaid.

Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge is to raise $1,000 for their local Red Cross chapter. This year, the four Red Cross chapters throughout Northeast Wisconsin’s goal is to raise $231,000 via the Heroes campaign.

Thank you to Society Insurance , corporate sponsor and WFRV-TV-5, media partner for your support of Dine for Disaster.

Below is a list of participating restaurants: (However, by be sure to check our regional website newredcross.org for late additions)

Appleton

BJ Clancy’s 3341 S. Oneida Street
Culver’s ofDarboy,WI 3631 E. Calumet Street
Mark’s Eastside 1405 E. Washington Avenue

Ashwaubenon

Legends 940 Waube Lane

DePere

Gyro Kabobs 337 Main Avenue

Fond du Lac

A&W All-American Food 269 Winnebago Drive
Bagelmeister 110 S Main Street
Boda’s Restaurant 277 S Pioneer Road
Cibo Steaks & Spirits 1 N Main Street
Coliseum The 91 S Main Street
Domino’s Pizza 301 S Main Street
Duffy’s Sports Pub & Steak 625 W Rolling Meadows Drive
Faros Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road
Fazoli’s 256 N Pioneer Road
Friar Tuck’s 570 W Johnson Street
Gilles Frozen Custard 819 S Main Street
Gino’s Italian Restaurant 584 W Johnson Street
JR’s on the Green 560W. Rolling Meadows Drive.
Main Exchange 161 S Main Street
Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders 818 S Main Street
Nick & Willy’s Pizza 1143 E Johnson Street
Parrot Palms 248 N Hickory Street
Philly’s-on-4th 321Fourth StRoad
Pockets 121 S. Main Street
Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta 774 W Johnson Street
Salty’s Seafood & Spirits 503 N Park Avenue
Schreiner’s Restaurant 168 N Pioneer Road
Sebastian’s Steak House 770 S Main Street
Sunset Supper Club & Lounge N7364 Winnebago Drive
Trepanier’s Backyard Grill-Bar 838 E Johnson Street
Tucker’s Hamburgers 444 W Johnson Street
Tucker’s Hamburgers 927 S Main Street
VillaPalermoCafé 504 N Rolling Meadows Drive

Green Bay

1951 West 1951 Bond Street
Big Tomatoes 1244 Main Street
Los Banditos 1258 Main Street
Los Banditos 2335 Mason Street
Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits 2915 Voyager Drive
Plae Bistro 1671 Hoffman Road, Suite 10
Stadium View 1963 Holmgren Way
Timsan’s Japanese Steak House 2654 E. Mason
Titletown Brewing 200 Dousman

Green Lake

Goose Blind Grill & Bar 512 Gold Street

Howard

Riversbend Steak and Seafood 792 Riverview Drive

Menasha

Menasha Grill 204 Main Street

Menominee, MI

Schloegel’s Bay View Restaurant  2720 10th Street

Neenah

Remington’s (Hilton Inn) 450 E. Commercial Street
Under the Dome Sports Bar & Grill 116 Main Street

Oshkosh

Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In, Inc. 2413 South Main Street
Benvenuto’s 300 S. Koeller Street
Cranky Pat’s Pizzeria & Pub 100 N. Main St., Ste. 1
Domino’s Pizza 1179S. Washburn
Domino’s Pizza 2301Jackson
Hardee’s Restaurant 2100 S. Koeller Street
Hardee’s Restaurant 409 Algoma Blvd.
Jeff’s onRugby 1005 Rugby Street
Leon’s Frozen Custard 121W. Murdock Avenue.
Mike’s Place Family Restaurant 2402 Jackson Street
Planet Perk 100 City Center, Ste. C
Primo 2605 Jackson Street
Robbin’s Restaurant 1810 Omro Road
TheBrooklyn 607 S. Main Street
The Roxy 571 N. Main Street

Ripon

Ripon Family Restaurant 708 W Fond du Lac Street

Van Dyne

Wendt’s On TheLake N9699 Lakeshore Drive

Waupun

Culver’s 900 Kelly Avenue
Helen’s Kitchen 1116 W Main Street
Tony’s Pizza 420 Fond du Lac Street

 About the Northeast Wisconsin Region: The Northeast Wisconsin Region serves the East Central Wisconsin, Lakeland, Outagamie and Scenic Shores Chapters. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact your local office or the regional headquarters at 920-231-3590. We can also online at http://www.NEWRedCross.org on Facebook (American Red Cross – Northeast Wisconsin Region), Twitter (NEWRedCross) and our blog (newredcrossblog.org).

 About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.