Collierville restaurants to donate portion of today’s profits to Kroger shooting victims fund

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — Nine Collierville restaurants are getting together later this week to help the victims of last month’s Kroger shooting.

They are raising money for the National Compassion Fund and donating ten percent of the money they make on Thursday night to the cause.

John Cunningham owns The Skybox Grill in Collierville. He told FOX13 he was in the Collierville Kroger two hours before the shooting happened on September 23.

”Usually, every morning, I go by the Kroger on Byhalia. I feel for all the workers that had to experience that,” Cunningham said.

That’s why Cunningham said he felt moved to get involved and donate. A #ColliervilleStrong sign is outside his restaurant.

”Exactly. We are proud of Collierville and the support that The Skybox gets, and we are proud to help these unfortunate victims,” said Cunningham.

Dimitri Taras owns Jim’s Place. He said he jumped at the chance to get involved.

”We are a small community, and a tight community, and people will keep and take care of each other this is a small way for us to give back to the community,” Taras said.

Taras told FOX13 he hopes for a big turnout Thursday night to benefit the victims.

”Well, just try to come that night which will help benefit. The more we do, the more we can give,” Taras said.

Some of the participating restaurants include: