As Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast attempts to recover from devastating flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Cane Rosso is already planning a fundraiser to help victims rebuild.
On Tuesday, Cane Rosso will donate 100% of proceeds from sales at its Deep Ellum location to local flood relief organizations in Houston. “We are sure many of you woke up the same way we did: shocked at the scene unfolding on your Facebook feed of the flooding in Houston,” reads a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “It's hard to believe that it is business as usual here in Dallas, while so many of our friends, staff, and rescue dog fosters are worried about losing everything.”
The flood really hits home for Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier, who also operates two restaurants in Houston. Both outposts of the pizzeria in Houston — one in the Heights, one in Montrose — are closed until further notice. Flood waters are still high in Houston, so it may take days to fully assess the damage caused by the storm.
The Houston fundraiser at Cane Rosso Deep Ellum kicks off on Friday at 5 p.m. and will continue until the restaurant is out of pizza and beer.