Austin eating places assist increase cash for Louisiana fisherman affected by Hurricane Ida

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Monday night, Austin restaurants teamed up to serve fishermen hit by Hurricane Ida.

A benefit tasting was held at Justine’s Secret House to raise funds.

Adam Brick works for a seafood-based wholesale company in central Texas. He helped organize the event.

According to Brick, many local restaurants work with a select group of fishermen in southwest Louisiana – many of whom lost their boats during Ida.

“All we are trying to do is get the fishermen paid so they can focus and make the right decisions to get their boats fishing again. And they can focus on their families and they can focus on doing the right things and not have to worry about getting a paycheck in the next few weeks or something, ”Brick said.

brick has also set up a GoFundMe for Austinites who want to help.

To date, $ 2,100 has been raised online. The goal is $ 20,000.