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Event at Ernie’s raised $12,000 for fire victims

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More than 350 people attended a fundraiser at Ernie’s Coffee Shop on Emerald Bay Road that raised more than $12,000 to be distributed by the American Red Cross to victims of the Angora fire.

Owners Paul and Judy Bruso organized the event at which employees and other volunteers chipped in to serve hamburgers, fries and shakes for a donation.

“This community is like a family,” said Lew Long, a local Red Cross volunteer, who also had to evacuate his home. “When the community hurts, people come out and share with each other. The Red Cross provides a way to help get the assistance to people in need.”


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