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Spinelli’s to Donate to Victims of Pulse Shooting

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

By now you’ve all seen the news coverage of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. It’s unavoidable and heartbreaking. I have struggled with emotions and questions from my children. All I am left with is a resounding, “Why?!” reverberating in the once quiet corners of my mind.

More Love Less Hate_Support victims of Pulse Shooting

This incident has brought up many important conversations in my home. One of my sons has asked me what we can do. I explained to him that the surviving victims of the Pulse shooting would need blood to help them recover. The victims will also need financial help for medical bills and the like. We can also get more involved as an advocate for local and national LGBT issues.

On Sunday afternoon, when President Obama was addressing the tragedy in his speech he shared his feelings. “The fact that it took place at a club frequented by the LGBT community I think is so relevant. It’s a reminder that regardless of race, religion, faith or sexual orientation, we’re all Americans, and we need to be looking after watch other and protecting each other at all times in the face of this kind of terrible act.”

How can you help the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando?

One local business heard President Obama’s message loud and clear and has felt a call to action. A call to help to watch over and protect each other. Spinelli’s Pizzeria wants the community to know that they provide a safe place that accepts all people from all walks of life. In an act of solidarity and community, Spinelli’s will be donating 20% of their gross sales on Wednesday, June 15th. for the entire day to the Pulse Night Club GoFundMe account to support the victims.

At last check, there has been an incredible $3,539,372 raised for the victims. The funds raised will help the victims of this horrific tragedy with medical costs, legal counsel and so much more. Want to help locally? Please go to Spinelli’s anytime on Wednesday between 11am and 5am on Thursday morning. You can dine in, pick up your order or have a pizza scheduled for delivery. Its a simple action that will have a positive and hopeful return.

Want to help locally? Please go to Spinelli’s anytime on Wednesday between 11am and 5am on Thursday morning. You can dine in, pick up your order or have a pizza scheduled for delivery. It is a simple action that will have a positive and hopeful return.

Visit #WeAreOrlando for more ways to help

If you want to find more ways that you can help visit #WeAreOrlando to find events in your area. You can create an event and have it posted on the site. You can find resources for checking on friends and family and counseling resources. The even share information on flight assistance for victims families.

Our thoughts and love are with the victims and families of those affected in Orlando. We send love and hope across the entire world as we all work to recover from this senseless tragedy. The Pulse shooting does not define us as a nation, how we respond and react does. #WeAreOrlando

You can visit Spinelli’s Pizzeria at 420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. You can call 602.800.5300 for more information.

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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