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Facebook auctions raise more than $18k for food and beverage workers

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By Mike McCombs

It’s been four weeks since Cathryn Miller’s Facebook group “LOWCOUNTRY AUCTIONS for Bar, Restaurant and entertainment staff out of work” began holding online auctions to benefit specific Lowcountry food and beverage industry workers. And what a four weeks it’s been.

“I have met some amazing people and made some pretty incredible friends,” Miller said.

She’s also raised a fair amount of money – $18,960 through midnight Monday night – for a total of 113 different workers.

“I always try and push hard when I do fundraisers for causes I truly believe in. This is definitely one of those,” Miller said. “The support from the local community and businesses have far exceeded my expectations, the overwhelming support has gone way beyond what I thought was possible. I will be forever in debt to all those who have made this so successful.”

Miller has no intention of slowing the site anytime soon as long as there is still work to be done.

“As a friend of mine said today, ‘go big or go home.’ We are definitely not going home.”

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