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Sunnyside bar holding fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims Saturday

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Sept. 8, 2017 By Tara Law

A popular Sunnyside bar is hosting a benefit for those affected by Hurricane Harvey this Saturday.

The Courtyard Ale House is holding the event at its 40-18 Queens Blvd bar this Saturday, September 9 from noon until late. Proceeds will go to HEART 9/11, a volunteer organization of retired New York City police officers and fire fighters, which is aiding hurricane victims.

The bar will be donating the entire amount paid by partygoers for select beers to the charity.

Bar owner Frank Ziede said that he was inspired to host the event after seeing reports of the devastation in Texas. He said that he had chosen to supply funds to HEART 9/11 because their organization is composed entirely of volunteers who will directly help those in need.

“We’re not looking to make money, we’re looking to raise money,” said Ziede. He said that he hopes to keep the event going for twelve hours.

HEART 9/11 has sent teams to Texas to lead water rescues, provide medical assessments, help to remove debris, and gut flood damaged homes. The group was organized in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

There will be two DJs, live music, raffles and giveaways. Donations of cash and supplies are also accepted, including donations of personal products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

 

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Chris

Does that hottie Gary still work in this bar? I have been out of town for a year plus and will be returning home to Sunnyside soon. I can’t wait to see him.

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