A pair of local eateries have agreed to host fundraisers to assist the Red Cross’ ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of a major earthquake in Haiti.
The Pourtal Wine Bar is donating 25 percent of its wine tasting sales to the Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross Haitian relief effort on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. until closing. The Pourtal Wine Bar is located at 104 Santa Monica Blvd.
California Pizza Kitchen at 210 Wilshire Blvd. is donating 20 percent of all sales including take-out and catering from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., also on Tuesday.
To help with the massive relief effort, the local chapter of the Red Cross is actively seeking cash donations. No food or clothes donations will be accepted.
A spokesman with the Red Cross said that no volunteers from the area will be deployed to Haiti, but added that may change in the weeks to come.
Those wishing to donate can also do so by texting “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross effort.
Visit www.redcrossofsantamonica.org for more information, or call (310) 394-3773.