(01/29/14) - A Genesee County charity and restaurant are joining forces to help people in need.
In the midst of one of the harshest winters on record, the need is increasing. Weather events have forced people out of their homes and hit their pocketbooks.
In Clio, community members are pulling together to help.
"It's amazing what you can do when you work together."
The Big Boy restaurant just of I-75 is helping in a new way. The restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for the Clio Area Human Service Fund. It's an organization that helps families during difficult times.
Tuesday, they filled a family's propane tank that couldn't afford to.
"Fires as well are also tragic for families and we've been able to make a difference. We work with the schools as well and we have a great network going," said Roger Gedcke, of the Clio Area Human Service Fund.
The organization has been helping for 6 years, but for the first time, a restaurant is jumping on board to help. Big Boy will continue donate some of their proceeds to the fund until the end of January.
"We had a guest that left a $100 check last night and I'm just amazed by the concern and just the amount that we've raised. It's exciting," said Laura McDonald, Big Boy manager.
If you'd like to help, you're asked to stop in at the Vienna Township Big Boy.
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