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Local Diner Provides Free Breakfast for America's Tornado Victims

ALBANY -- For the second week in a row the Pearl Street Diner offered a free breakfast for those who showed support for natural disaster victims in America.

The diner hosted the event with the American Red Cross and Albany County Legislatures.

"This initiative shows how strong our community is when we work together," said Sean Ward, Deputy Majority Leader, Albany County Legislature, "Every little bit helps, I'm honored that we can help support the victims get back on their feet and would like to thank the first responders and organizations like the Red Cross, because without them, none of this would be possible!"

"This is the least we can do, those people have all endured so much these past few weeks," said Frank Commisso Sr., Majority Leader, Albany County Legislature, "All I can say, is that, we are one nation and we are united, we are here to help each other out, I look forward to seeing members of our community connect for such a wonderful cause."

Last week the diner on 40 North Pearl street raised $1,000 for the fundraiser.

The money is being raised for the victims of recent tornadoes, flooding and wildfires throughout the Midwest. All of the donations proceed the American Red Cross's Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will help continue providing food, shelter, emergency aid and emotional support for those who have been affected.

"Not many businesses can give because of the economy. It was our chance to help make a difference with the help of the business community," says Anthony Mitsios, Owner, Pearl Street Diner.

If you would like to be a part of this initiative, but were unable to attend the event, your donation can be dropped off to the Pearl Street Diner until 3 p.m. Monday, June 24. Donation forms are available with the hostess. All checks should be made out to: American Red Cross "Disaster Relief."
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