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Broadway business raising money for Hurricane Dorian victims

Posted at 10:03 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 23:19:12-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Wednesday, ACME Feed and Seed debuted a new sushi roll aimed at helping people impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian stood at 20 as of Wednesday night. Crews were still assessing the damage and attempting to reach victims in the Bahamas.

Several law enforcement agencies, rescue organizations, charities and businesses are hoping help those impacted by the hurricane. The efforts include a fundraiser at ACME Feed and Seed, a popular Broadway bar and restaurant, who is raising money for the Tennessee chapter of the American Red Cross.

"We would hope to raise tons of money, but we'll be happy with whatever that we receive, every little bit helps," ACME Feed and Seen manager Felix Allen said.

Part of the money made from the restaurants new 'Volunteer Roll' will go to the Red Cross. The Tennessee chapter sent 48 employees and volunteers to help with hurricane efforts earlier this week, with more crews on standby.

ACME owners said this isn't the first time they've tried to help after a disaster. The restaurant held a similar fundraiser after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, and the restaurant's parent company helped cater meals for rescue crews in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Now workers are hoping the Volunteer Roll helps the Volunteer State live up to its name once again.

The Volunteer Roll will be available through Thursday.