Have a helping at the Java Depot

On Tuesday, January 26 the Java Depot and Caf© in Nellysford will be serving up a Haitian Relief Fundraising dinner from 5pm to 8pm. And unlike some of these events, where maybe 10 or 20 percent of the bill goes to the chosen, 100 percent of all the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Haitian Relief Effort.

"I’m sure it will be a great dinner, so a delicious way to help folks," says owner Nancy Kern.

Indeed, you’ll get Haitian salad, rice and beans, griots (pork stew), llabouyi bannann (plantation puree), pain patate (sweet potato bread), and tropical fruit salad for just $8, and $4 for kids under eight.

"One of my employees went to UVa and one of her peers from Haiti died while going back to visit family," says Kern. "Haiti had to be one of the worst places to live before this happened”ŠI just can’t imagine living there then , much less now. The world has to help."

RSVP’s are preferred for the event, says Kern, but not required. Visit the Java Depot website at www.thejavadepot.com for more information.