<<Make a "donation" by enjoying dinner out on the town:
There were no survivors Emil's Windows of the World Restaurant at the top of the WTC. The name list of the lost employees looks like a Spanish telephone directory. We were hearing so much about all the help going to families of the employees of the brokerage firms but nothing for the mostly immigrant families of these waiters,waitresses, busboys, chefs, etc. Now there is help in the form of a fund specifically set up for them. If anyone wants to contribute, its simple - Go out to dinner October 11th at one of
the participating restaurants:
The world-wide Windows of Hope fundraiser is Oct 11th. Restaurants from all over the globe, including the neighborhood pizzeria and local Grill are donating anywhere from ten to one hundred percent of their proceeds from October 11th to the families of the employees of Windows on the World Restaurant and the other restaruants in the WTC who lost their lives in the attack of Sept.11.
A full list of participating restaurants can be found at www.windowsofhope.org
NYC has hundreds and hundreds of listings but this is a world-wide effort so look for a restaurant in your hometown and treat yourself to a dinner out on Oct 11. Making a donation and helping another family couldn't have been made easier or more pleasurable. >>
"What: Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund will provide aid to the families of victims of the World Trade Center tragedy who worked in the foodservice profession throughout the entire complex.
David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, the restaurant's executive chef, Michael Lomonaco, Tom Valenti, Chef/Owner Ouest Restaurant, Waldy Malouf, Chef/Owner, Beacon Restaurant established the fund to be administered by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and David Berdon & Co. LLP.
WHEN: On Thursday, October 11, 2001, restaurants and food establishments throughout the world are donating at least ten (10) percent up to one hundred (100) percent of their evening's sales to the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund!
Any food service establishment, company or organization affiliated with the food and beverage industry, is welcome and encouraged to participate in this initiative, which will continue to provide support as long as needed for all families in the foodservice profession who suffered.
By taking part in this effort, you will be initiating a fund that will provide immediate emergency aid as well as future scholarships
and funds for the families of the victims.
HELP PHONE: Windows on the World Family Emergency Help Line 877-***-****
WINDOWS OF HOPE OCT 11 FAMILY RELIEF FUND COMMITTEE:
David Emil Owner Windows on the World and Beacon
Michael Lomonaco Executive Chef Windows on the World
Glenn Vogt General Manager Windows on the World
Tom Valenti Chef/Owner Ouest Restaurant
Waldy Malouf Chef/Co-Owner Beacon Restaurant
Geoffrey Zakarian Executive Chef Town Restaurant
Martha Bear Dallis President Bear Dallis Associates
Julia Jordan Associate Professor NYC Technical College, CUNY
American Culinary Federation
American Institute of Wine & Food
B.R. Guest Inc.
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.
City Harvest, Inc.
Culinary Institute of America
David Berdon & Co., LLP
Factor 50 Inc.
Food and Wine
Gallo Wine of Sanoma
Institute of Culinary Education
International Association of Culinary Professionals
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Johnny Walker Black
Les Dames d'Escoffier International
New York City Technical College, CUNY
New York Women's Culinary Alliance
Nina and Tim Zagat
Schieffelin & Somerest
Share Our Strength
Societé Culinaire Philanthropique
Society For Food Service Management
Specialty Coffee Association of America
Table to Table Northeast New Jersey
The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation
The James Beard Foundation
Union Square Hospitality Group
Vatel Club, Inc.
White Plains Linen
Women Chefs & Restranteurs
- - and many other companies and organizations . . . (list in formation)
STATUS: 501(c)3 charitable fund: Confirmation of Windows of Hope 501(c)3 status and other tax related information can be found at: www.irs.gov/bus_info/eo/sep11.html