LINCOLN, (Neb.) While the country prepares for what Hurricane Irma may bring, one Lincoln business is trying to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.
On Wednesday Yogurtini donated a portion of its sales to the American Red Cross. Typically non-profits arrange fundraisers with Yogurtini, but this time it was an employee who suggested they raise money to help people in Texas. "We can't do anything alone. We need each other and if we all come together, no matter how small, it will be beneficial to everyone," said employee Heather Ochoa.
Normally when Yogurtini holds a fundraiser like this, they donate 15 percent of their sales to the organization, but this time they decided to donate 20 percent. And instead of raising money for just a few hours, the company decided to run the promotion all day.
At the end of the day Yogurtini raised more than $350. The owner says depending on what Hurricane Irma brings, he may put together another fundraiser.
To donate to the American Red Cross call 1-800-RED-CROSS.