Lola’s Fundraiser supports Charleston small business following devastating fire

A fire on March 18 left the Backus family, who own Liberty Roe Children’s Clothier and Toy Co. in Charleston, West Virginia homeless. The family of eight children and their parents are now trying to rebuild their lives after losing everything in the fire.

The community is coming together to support the Backus family during this difficult time. Corey Austin, a manager at Lola’s on Bridge Road, has known the family for years and expressed his love for them. In an effort to help, Lola’s has decided to donate all proceeds from Tuesday evening to the Backus family.

All sales from the evening, including in-house dining and to-go orders, will go directly to the family. This generous gesture by Lola’s is a way to support them as they work to recover from the fire. Additionally, the restaurant will continue to accept donations for the Backus family throughout the week.

The outpouring of support and generosity from Lola’s and others in the community is a testament to the strength and compassion of Charleston during times of crisis.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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