LETTER: The Draycott Sets Up Fund for Employees

(Editor’s note: Restaurants continue to fight for survival. Please read The Draycott co-owner Marissa Hermer’s letter below, which she shared with Circling the News. All of our restaurants need our help as they continue to try to aid their employees. Although the Federal stimulus bill, which passed on Monday night, could provide some relief – with payments of $600 going to individuals, plus an extra $300 in unemployment checks – many restaurant workers are hurting. The bill may be vetoed. It goes without saying, a waiter’s job can’t be done from home. They depend on tips to survive.)

The Draycott has set up a fund to help its waiters.

Dear Draycott Supporters,

Several of our patrons have asked how they can support our team members at The Draycott — so we’ve set up a fund:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/SupportTheDraycott that will support them through the holidays until we can reopen outdoor dining again. If this is something you think you might be able to spread the word about, we would be so grateful. Our restaurant family needs help.

As much as we are trying to keep a positive outlook for our family of restaurants and our resilient team members, this hasn’t been the happiest of holidays for The Draycott. We need your help, especially for our staff. Many have asked how you can support your friends at The Draycott, who have been laid off a fourth time due to the recent Outdoor Dining Ban that was enforced –– without merit –– in November.

With that, we’ve set up this fund which will help carry our employees throughout this holiday season, most of which are no longer eligible for Unemployment Benefits. We know everyone is feeling the weight of this pandemic in some capacity, but we ask any of you who have the means to support it to consider. A little goes a long way, and anything you can do will make a difference.

There are a few main ways for you to help us and our restaurant family during this time, which are listed below. We aim to survive for you, but we also need you to survive. Thank you, now and always.

  1. Continue to order as much takeout and delivery as you can: www.exploretock.com/thedraycott
  2. Purchase gift certificates for your loved ones this holiday season. Available on www.thedraycott.com
  3. Donate to our Go Fund Me project to support our laid off staff members. https://www.gofundme.com/f/SupportTheDraycott


Marissa Hermer


The Draycott


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