Red Cross to host disaster response benefit March 4

Press Release

American Red Cross Asheville Mountain Area

The Asheville Mountain Area Red Cross is hosting a special benefit to raise money for local disaster response and emergency preparedness.

Four popular Asheville restaurant/bars will sponsor the event this Tuesday, March 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Each location will feature local celebrities, guest bartenders, special menus and activities. They will compete to see which establishment raises the most tip money for the local Red Cross.

Participating restaurants and celebrity guest bartenders are:

Pack’s Tavern – Eddie Foxx from KISS Country 99.9
Scully’s – Josh Michael from STAR 104.3
The Social Lounge & Tapas – Kat Williams, Emmy-nominated singer
Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro– Blake Butler, Adapt Public Relations

Folks will be encouraged to gather at Pack’s Tavern at 8 pm as the tip money is tabulated and a winner declared. A celebration and karaoke will follow until 10 pm, hosted by Asheville’s own singing sheriff, Van Duncan.

Red Cross of the Asheville Mountain Area encourages the community to come celebrate Fat Tuesday in Asheville and Let the Good Times Roll for a great cause.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

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