On Monday night, people gathered on the high school football field to remember Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill. On the same night, one local restaurant in Brusly decided to take a portion of their sales and give it to the Dunn and Gill families.
RIO Cantina had to close early due to food shortages, according to its Facebook page. But RIO Cantina plans to do it again on Tuesday.
That is not the only local restaurant pitching in to help the Dunn and Gill families.
Burger Me in Brusly is giving 10% of its sales to the Dunn and Gill families. The local hamburger joint will be raising money on Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Jack’s Place in Port Allen is putting out a donation jar for families of the girls who were killed on New Year’s Eve. The jar will be out from Tuesday through Friday of this week. Anything that is put in the donation jar will go directly to the families.
Athenos Greek & Lebanese Cafe also said this on their Facebook page: “Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and loved ones of Maggie and Caroline. We want Brusly Panthers and the WBR Schools community to know that we are with you and we are here for anything you may need during this unimaginably difficult time.”
The Brusly restaurant is donating 10% of their proceeds on Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6 to the Dunn and Gill families.
Other local restaurants have sent their condolences and prayers including:
DC’s Grill posted on their Facebook page, “Our deepest condolences go out to the Dunn and Gill families. Our hearts are with you in this time of tragedy.”
Louisiana Bayou Bistro offered its deepest condolences, “We are praying for peace and comfort for the families, friends and entire BHS family.”
One business in Plaquemine is taking some of the money they raise this week and giving it to both families.
Revive Beauty Spa posted this on Facebook Monday night:
“As a mother who almost lost a child in a motor vehicle accident, I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how I can help. This whole situation has been so heavy on my heart. I’ve decided that 20% of all proceeds from Revive Beauty Spa this week will be donated to the Gill/Dunn families. If you’ve been waiting to book, now is a good time to do so to help with a good cause. This community has supported me so many times for Jayden and I’m honored to be able to return the favor. I’ve also had someone message me that they would match whatever we bring in for these families!”