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A Waukesha, Wisconsin breakfast restaurant will donate 100% of its profits this Friday to the victims of the tragedy of the Christmas parade of November 21 that killed six victims and left dozens more injured.
The restaurant called The Coop is donating the proceeds to the United for Waukesha Community Fund. Waukesha County that will focus on supporting the needs of families affected by the tragic attack last week.
“Many thanks to all who attended today to support our fundraiser for the Waukesha County Community Foundation to help those affected by last Sunday’s tragedy,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
In addition, the property made additional parking spaces available across the street from their property due to the large number of customers there have been.
“The Coop is staffed and ready to serve our community. God bless you all and remember that we are #WaukeshaStrong, “added the restaurant’s publication.
After the attack last Sunday, the account of The Coop announced that the next day they would close their doors out of respect for the victims.
“Waukesha has been our home. Waukesha has been a community that has embraced us with open arms. The people and many families of Waukesha are the ones who thrill us by opening our doors with smiles on their faces every morning. There are no words or thoughts that can illustrate the feelings we have at this time, especially for those who witnessed these events, were injured or impacted in any way, “The Coop reported.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, various local and national fundraising activities have been organized for the victims and their families in the days following the attack. Arizona Cardinals football player JJ. Watt, a native of Waukesha, offered to cover the funeral costs for all the victims.
Authorities identified 81-year-old Wilhelm Hospel; Virgina Soreson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and the 8-year-old boy, Jordan Sparks, have been the six victims who died after the incident caused by Darrell Brooks, who ran over them from his truck while celebrating the start of Christmas, in one of the most representative celebrations of that city.
With information from Fox Business
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.