NuLu Tornado Relief Charity Shopping Event

NuLu retailers partner with Dare to Care to raise funds for the Victims of the Tornado

The East Market District is pleased to announce the NuLu Tornado Relief Charity Shopping Event. East Market retailers and restaurants are pulling together to raise money and awareness for the tornado relief efforts in Henryville, Indiana. Local businesses will open their doors and their hearts to make generous donations to the Dare to Care: Tornado 2012 fund. Donations range from 5% to 40% of the total sales for Friday’s event. The more you buy, the more NuLu donates!

Participating retailers and restaurants include Red Tree, Swanson Reed Contemporary, RYE, Peace of the Earth, Bays Boutique, Scout, Ghyslain, Revolver, Garage Bar, Gift Horse, Bluegrass Green Co, Bodega, Barry Wooley Designs, Flo, Hudson Home, Harvest, Cake Flour, Taste Fine Wines & Spirits, Market Street Barbers, and more! The family-friendly and open-to-the-public NuLu Tornado Relief Charity shopping event will take place on Friday, March 9th, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. along East Market Street.

Examples of the donations that will be made based on Friday’s NuLu Tornado Relief Charity Event sales:

Red Tree 40% of all sales will be donated.
Swanson Contemporary 40% of all sales will be donated.
Bargain Supply $2,500 will be donated.
RYE $500 will be donated.
Peace of the Earth 15% of all sales will be donated.
Bays Boutique 15% of all sales will be donated.
Scout 10% of all sales will be donated.
Ghyslain 10% of all sales will be donated.
Revolver 10% of all sales will be donated.
Garage Bar 10% of all sales will be donated.
Flo 10% of all sales will be donated.
Hudson Home 10% of sales will be donated.
Gift Horse 10% of sales will be donated.
Bluegrass Green Co. 10% of sales will be donated.
Bodega 10% of all sales will be donated.
Barry Wooley Designs 10% of all sales will be donated.
Harvest $1.00 for each pint of beer sold will be donated.
Cake Flour 5% of sales and cookies will donated.
Taste Fine Wines 5% of sales will be donated.
Market Street Barbers Travel size shampoo gift will be donated

All participating NuLu businesses will write a check at close of business on Friday, March 9th, 2012 to Dare to Care’s Tornado 2012 fund.

About the Tornado Relief Effort
NuLu is just 20 miles south of where the major tornado disaster occurred in Henryville, Indiana last Friday. Had the winds blown slightly south, NuLu would be in the same position. Imagine bricks littered about Market and Main Streets, homes and businesses destroyed. The tornado victim’s needs cannot wait. There is an urgent need for food, clothing, and basic necessities. Please help us send desperately needed aid to the victims of the 2012 Tornado.

There is a PAVCO collection trailer for the Voice Tribune’s Helping Henryville Immediate Need Campaign parked at Barry Wooley Designs. The trailer will be on location for Friday’s event and through Saturday, March 10th at 7:00pm. Items needed include: Building Supplies, Non-Perishable Food, New Clothing, New Bedding, New Toiletries, 8′ Tables, Mops, Push Brooms, Tarps, Batteries, Storage Containers, Flashlights, Laundry Detergent, Candles, Matches, New Underwear.

About NuLu
The East Market District, also referred to as NuLu, is now best known for its art galleries, specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of local, upscale restaurants. The term “NuLu” is a portmanteau meaning “New Louisville”. As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu has emerged with a culture of sustainability. Visit www.eastmarketdistrict.com for more information.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO:
Garwood Linton, Red Tree
garwood109@aol.com

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