Whitlow's on Wilson will host a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the victims of the Newton, Conn. school shooting. The event was organized by a local group of Virginia Tech alumni.
"I think a lot of people share the sentiment of, 'What can you do?' and, 'How can I help?' " Whitlow's manager Jon Williams said. "I think everybody's kind of lost. What can I do? This is something."
The group will be selling wristbands at the door that will be good for a number of drink specials, including select pitchers, drafts and shooters.
A table will be set up for patrons to create cards to the community and victims, which will be bulk mailed to Newtown.
"My fellow organizers and I were all students at Virginia Tech during the 2007 shooting at our school and, personally, I felt like the cards and letters from well-wishers meant more than almost anything else," organizer Adrienne Ward wrote on the event's Facebook page.
All proceeds will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, created through a partnership between the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank.
Individual donations can be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470
For more ways to help, visit this article on Newtown Patch.