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Hurricane Irma and the most recent Hurricane Maria created mass devastation throughout the Virgin Islands. The Lowcountry couldn’t resist reaching out and creating a nonprofit to help with the damage done to the islands. Volunteers named the nonprofit LowcountryLOVEforVI that will help those affected by the catastrophic Category 5 hurricanes.
The Alley located downtown is hosting a relief event for the Hurricane victims this weekend. The Alley’s owner, David Crowley, wanted to lend a helping hand to a fellow food & beverage friend, Clint Gaskins. Gaskins is the owner of Sea Island Food Group, LLC and owns one of the most popular restaurants on the island of St. John.
There will be three opportunities to help the people that live in the USVI.
Saturday and Sunday (September 23rd &24th)- there will be a clothing drive at The Alley from 11 am – close.
-Being a sports bar, they are encouraging people to donate sports-related clothing.
-All guests that donate will receive a free Charleston Mix Bloody Mary, a domestic bottled beer, or a loaded tots appetizer.
Cash Donation Drive (Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 11am-close: online): To help local nonprofit, LowcountryLOVEforVI reach their goal of $15,000, The Alley will give everyone who donates $20 or more a free Charleston Mix Bloody Mary, domestic bottled beer, or loaded tots appetizer. The Go Fund Me page is: https://www.gofundme.com/
Power Generator Drive (Monday, Sept. 25-Saturday, Oct. 7: 9am-5pm; BoomTown!): Because the power on the islands is expected to be out for a couple of months, power generators are extremely important. The first 20 people that donate power generators to BoomTown! will receive a voucher for a bowling party for 12 people at The Alley.