Dine for Disaster Relief proceeds help Red Cross of Greater Idaho

LEWISTON, ID - Restaurants throughout the valley are donating a portion of Thursday's sales to the Red Cross.

Valley residents gave back to their community Thursday by helping those in need. Many fulfilled their civic duty,even though many of them were unaware of doing so.

"I didn't realize that until I got here," said Rich Goodwin.

Local Restaurants are donating a portion of their profits to the Red Cross of Greater Idaho.

"It's just one more thing that restaurants do to try to give back to the communities that supports us," said Owner of Roosters Waterfront Restaurant Sam Worrell.

Several restaurants within the LC Valley and on the Palouse are taking part in the event.

"I think it's a wonderful thing that area restaurants are giving to the Red Cross relief program," said Goodwin.

"We were in the area and we decided we would pull in and eat lunch," said Emily Gill.

Ninety-one cents of every dollar donated goes directly towards the local Red Cross, so they can continue doing what they do best...helping people out.

"I am from New Jersey shore and my family are still all over there and I know the Red Cross has a big hand on all of that," said Emily Gill.

"It may look like lodging after a fire or food for that first week for them to replenish their refrigerators," said District Manager Deborah Snyder of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho.

So when helping out tastes this sweet, why not participate?

"It was just delicious as usual," said Gill.

"My hats off to them, kudos," said Goodwin.

Representatives from the Red Cross say they hope to make this an annual event.