To help victims and their families in the aftermath of the shooting in Orlando, Florida’s hospitality industry will be hosting a statewide community event called Dine Out for Orlando United on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Led by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA, the fundraiser, Dine Out for Orlando United, will be a day for Florida restaurants, their employees, and guests to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the tragedy.
During Dine Out for Orlando United, proceeds will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund. This fund is a charity designed to provide a way to respond to the needs of the local community, now, and in the time to come.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families. As an industry, we want to continue to rally around them by offering our support, time and resources. Pulse is a member of the FRLA, a part of our hospitality family and we are proud to lend support. We encourage all Floridians and visitors to participate in this Dine Out to help the entire Orlando community,” said Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Participating in Dine out for Orlando United is easy!
Dine Out For Orlando United On June 30th Details:
Guests: On June 30th take a night off from cooking and dine at any of the participating restaurants. In addition, you can choose to make direct donations to the OneOrlando Fund.
Find a complete list of the restaurants here with more being added daily.
“The Florida tourism industry stands united as a community. This is a wonderful way for restaurants and Floridians statewide to come together in solidarity with the Orlando community and make a difference,” said Will Seccombe, president and CEO at VISIT FLORIDA.
Employees: Work a shift on June 30, choose to volunteer your time, or donate a portion of your tips.
“We are grateful for the support and leadership of Florida’s hospitality industry as we continue to work together to help the victims of this tragedy. We want to encourage everybody to dine out onJune 30 to help raise money for the families of the victims,” said Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando
Businesses: Join Dine Out for Orlando United and raise funds by helping to promote, organize, and/or donate.
Restaurants can participate that day by:
– Donating a portion of total sales
– Making a donation for every guest served
– Collecting donations received from guests and staff
– Donating a portion of total profits
– Making a donation for every sales of a specific item
– Identifying a set donation amount that’s right for you.