Last year, the Salty Crab, located on Fort Myers Beach, held their 5th annual Rum Bucket fundraiser benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital!
Each year, during the fundraiser, $1 from every Rum Bucket is collected for the fundraiser.
Even though last season was affected by the pandemic with all Florida restaurants being closed on March 17th, cutting the fundraiser short.
With the help of local patrons and visitors alike, they were able to collect $6,400 for their fundraiser. Which due to circumstances is quite a lot but was less than their projected goal. However due to a local patron Jesse Schmid who donated an additional $10,000 for the event, The Salty Crab was able to present the hospital with a donation of $16,400,
which was considerable more than their projected goal of $9,000. This year the funds will be going towards Pediatric Neurology.
"The hospital is such an important part of the community and we love giving back, we have 11 restaurants throughout Florida each one gives back, and its vital to the community" said Jamie McElhone, the marketing director for the Salty Crab.
Despite the challenges of 2020, this is a great example, when we come together as a community to help out, we can all make our world a better place. In this case.... one Rum Bucket at a time!