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Local Business Helps Sandy Hook Victims

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) "Our owners decided that we wanted to support the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy," said Eric Schindler, the manager of the Twin Falls Buffalo Wild Wings. 10% of all sales on Saturday will be donated to families of the Sandy Hook shooting. "We just wanted to all be apart of this and make something good happen out of something that was so tragic."

The company that owns the twin falls store also owns 4 other Buffalo Wild Wings in Idaho and 3 in Florida. All eight of their stores will be participating in the fundraiser.

"It's something the employees are really behind. When we first heard about the story, everybody was really heartfelt for the families over there and this is something that we can do to help benefit and I know our community is really good about reaching and taking care of people," said Eric Schindler.

Buffalo Wild Wings isn't just donating money but they are also having their patrons sign a banner, a banner that will be delivered straight to the victims' families of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

"The banner is so that families and the whole community can see how this tragedy has affected our community. We are a very close community and we want to share our thoughts and feelings with them," said Lori Kennedy, a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings.

The money raised by buffalo wild wings will be donated to the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook school support fund. The money will be used to setup and help with grief counseling and other needs.


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