Just one week ago, the residents of The Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater lost everything in a rampaging fire that put nearly 1,000 people out of their homes.
Hoboken responded, coming to the aid of their neighbors right away, and that response continues Thursday night with fundraisers at uptown’s Madison Bar & Grill (1316 Washington Street) and downtown’s McSwiggan’s Pub (110 First Street).
Originally slated for Monday but rescheduled due to the storm, The Madison will be taking a $5 donation at the door, to be matched by the restaurant management. Officials from the Edgewater City government will be in attendance as well for those seeking information on further initiatives. There will be complimentary appetizers, happy hour specials until 10pm, and a silent auction with passes to area attractions, signed memorabilia, restaurant gift cards and more.
Anyone interested in donating an item to be used at the silent auction please email email@example.com.
In their effort to raise funds for victims, McSwiggan’s is giving away a FREE TV on Thursday night.
With McSwiggan’s Balloon Bust for Charity, guests purchase a raffle ticket for $10 between 8-11 p.m. Then at midnight, raffle tickets will be redeemed for balloons. One lucky balloon will have a slip inside of it, and whomever has that balloon gets the TV!
Drink specials include 2-for-1 Bud Light bottles, vodka drinks and shot specials.
For more information on the fire recovery effort, please visit EdgewaterStrong.com.