The generosity of the Aurora community continues to overwhelm me.
We are 11 days removed from the city’s most tragic event. That’s 11 days that the community has been supporting the families of the five men that were killed at the Henry Pratt Company. Logic would dictate that the financial giving would slow down a bit as time went on, but then this happened.
A $21 bill and a $1,000 tip!
Normally closed on Mondays, Gillerson’s opened their doors yesterday from 5:00-10:00, and every penny raised (including server tips) was donated to the Aurora Strong Community Fund set up by the city. According to owner Dan Emerson, the event raised more than $10,000.
Here’s a live look at where that fund sits at right now (I’m not sure if the money raised at Gillerson’s and the benefit concert at Ballydoyle on Sunday have been added).
There have actually been several four-figure donations to the fund, including a $2,00o donation last night by an anonymous donor.
There have been a total of 1,744 donations for an average donation of $108.
Please continue to feed this fund. If you want to get an idea on exactly who it’s going to help, listen to this from our broadcast last Friday.