SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The founding restaurant of the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que chain has raised cash and truckloads of items for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that hundreds of people turned out Sunday for a nine-hour fundraiser held at the Dinosaur Bar-Be-Que in downtown Syracuse. More than $5,000 in cash was donated, along with enough personal-care items, non-perishable food, clothing and household tools to fill five small trucks.
Sixteen bands volunteered their time to play at the fundraiser.
All cash proceeds are going to the New York Daily News Hurricane Sandy Relief Appeal. The trucks are heading to New York City Monday to distribute the items to storm victims.
Dinosaur also has restaurants in Rochester, Troy, Harlem and Newark, N.J. Another is opening in Stamford, Conn., on Decemver 5th.