From June 10-12, restaurants from all over the U.S. will be participating in Dine Out for the Gulf. Participating restaurants will donate money to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The fund gives emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that are helping the victims of the Deep Horizon oil spill catastrophe.
Here's how it works, according to the event's website: "Participating restaurants will customize their own Dine Out for the Gulf Coast benefit program. Some restaurants will contribute a percentage of total sales for the day and others will donate the sales from specific menu items, while others will offer specialty cocktails with a dollar-value from sales donated to the fund."
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