Disaster center open to restaurants wanting to help

Disaster center open to restaurants wanting to help

Damage in Henryville, Ind. after the tornado outbreak on March 2, 2012

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

(WHAS11) -- Restaurants interested in feeding disaster relief workers and tornado victims in Henryville are being encouraged to identify themselves as the initial catering donors move out.

Smokin' Jim's BBQ temporarily closed its Borden restaurant after the tornadoes hit, moving the entire operation to Henryville.

"It is a blessing to us to be able to help," said owner Jim Gore.  "Our ambition is to serve."

Gore estimates he has fed about 1200 people each day. Much of the food has been donated.

"Whatever they can bring us, we'll cook it," Gore said.

A mobile kitchen from Little Caesars pizza has also been on the grounds of St. Francis Xavier Church, baking hundreds of free pizzas each day.

Yet, when both the restaurant and the pizza operation phase out daily catering on Sunday, the Henryville disaster center at St. Francis Xavier  Church is hoping that other restaurants step in to help.

To inquire, interested parties can contact WHAS11's Joe Arnold, who is in regular contact with disaster workers.

Email Joe at jarnold@whas11.com

 

Visit our Kentuckiana Tornado section for the latest photos, stories, news and info on how you can help after Friday's storms.

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