Local Tragedy Spurs Community Outreach

It was an excellent turn out in Houston for the Berry Kids through Tasti D -Lite in Houston. The fundraiser that occurred on July 22, was implemented to help the Berry Kids through a very turbulent time in their lives and the monies that were raised were highly appreciated. The Berry children lost both of their parents in a car accident on July 2. They have gone through a very difficult time, and the help of the community assists them in getting through the days just a little bit better.

Aaron Webster is the Houston franchise owner of the Tasti D – Lite dessert shop. He was very pleased with the turn out and the generosity of the customers. The fundraiser was held at three different locations in the Houston area. They were the The Galleria, 1707 Post Oak Blvd Highland Village,.919 Milam St. and 3974 Westheimer Rd; Downtown.

The donations were matched $3 for every $1 that was donated. People could donate at the stores and they did so in an amazing fashion and their efforts generated a grand total of $35,000 that was raised to be donated to the Joshua and Robin Berry Children’s Trust. When they came in to get their desserts for the night and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the dessert shop, they could contribute as they wished. Some people would put in $1 and others would put in more. Haidar Barbouti was one of the matching donors for the event. Since each dollar was matched with $3 it raised the Berry children $35,000. It was an amazing fundraising event for the children, and they appreciate all the generosity that people showed to them.

The Joshua and Robin Berry Children’s Trust was set up to help with the expenses for the Berry children that are currently using wheel chairs. They were injured in a car accident that occurred on July 2. When the parents, Robin Perlo Berry and Joshua Berry were traveling home from a vacation in Colorado, there was a terrible accident in which they were both killed. This occurred in Fort Stockton, TX. All three of the children, Peter, 9, Aaron, 8 and Willa, 6 were all injured in the car accident and both of the boys have spinal injuries. They both need to use wheel chairs to get around in, so the donations are so important for them.

The people in Houston showed a lot of community essence when they contributed to the fund. Collecting the monies surpassed what was expected and all that were involved are deeply grateful to the generosity haidarbarbouti.orgmunity and the matching donors.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Joshua and Robin Berry’s Children Trust you may start at their Facebook page

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