Haven Gastropub today announced the donation of $10,900 to its charitable partner Mercy Corps following its successful Haven For Haiti earthquake relief fundraiser held January 25th. The donation represents 100% of the restaurant’s proceeds generated throughout the day-long fundraiser, which was held in an effort to help those afflicted by the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, killing tens of thousands, and leaving many more injured, homeless, and without food or water.
“All of us at Haven are very proud of our employees and the community for making the fundraiser such an overwhelming success.” Said Executive Chef Greg Daniels.
In addition to donating the entirety of its profits for the day, Haven staff members volunteered their time, as well as their gratuities. Guests packed the house throughout the day and into the night with many waiting well over an hour for a table.
“We felt we had an opportunity to make a difference and the community came out in full support.” Concluded Daniels.
About Mercy Corp: Mercy Corps is a 501(c)3 charity comprised of a team of professionals from various industries helping turn crisis into opportunity around the world. For 30 years, in the midst of economic collapse, political transitions, armed conflict, and natural disasters, Mercy Corps has been helping millions of individuals, families and communities with opportunities for sustainable, positive change. Recognized as an excellent steward of the resources entrusted to it, Mercy Corps has received many awards, endorsements, and honors that substantiates its track record and accountability, including endorsements from Better Business Bureau, American Institute of Philanthropy, and Four Stars in organizational efficiency from Charity Navigator, the premier American charity evaluator.
About Haven Gastropub: Open less than five months, Haven, favored by foodies and connoisseurs of quality beer, has quickly built a reputation as one of Orange County’s most notable new restaurants, earning rave reviews from the local press, including Best New Restaurant by the Orange County Register, an exemplary 14 rating from Gayot, and voted Best New Restaurant by the readers of OC Weekly. The kitchen prides itself on olde world fare with a modern American twist. Its unique dishes are served alongside distinctive handcrafted beer, and select wine and spirits. Fashioned with the comforts of home, guests dine in a relaxed setting of rich dark woods, and the warming effects of candle chandeliers and a cobblestone fireplace. Haven Gastropub is located at 190 South Glassell Street, Old Towne Orange, CA. For reservations or more information call 714.221.0680 or visit havengastropub.com.
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS AND INFORMATION: www.mercycorps.org/
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Rob Hallstrom 714.473.7033 / [email protected]