A good deed for former Ruby employee
I just got a news release about a monthlong fundraiser that Jeff Ruby's retaurants are sponsoring for a former employee. Many of the readers/writers on the blog are former food service employees. We all know how restaurant work is, for the dishwasher on up to the chef/owner regardless of whether it's a short-order dinner or the finest five-star restaurant.
An employee at Jeff Ruby's Belterra restaurant was severely injured in a car accident last year, and Ruby is donating money from every entree and bottle of wine sold in April -- at all his restaurants -- to help pay medical bills. Ruby himself has donated $20,000 to kick-start the fundraiser. And, it's good to note that the employee had health insurance through the restaurant.
Throughout the month of April, the seven Jeff Ruby-area restaurants will participate in a fundraiser for 24-year-old Jason Daviaux, a Scott High School graduate and former employee of Jeff Ruby’s Belterra steakhouse injured last year in a car accident on his way to work.
Daviaux was driving on I-71 to the Belterrra restaurant when the axle of the car broke and a wheel spun off the vehicle. The car crashed and he was ejected. He suffered severe spinal injuries and is now paralyzed from the waist down.
During the month of April, a portion of proceeds from each entrée and bottle of wine served at all Jeff Ruby restaurants will go toward Jason’s long-term care and rehabilitation. Jeff Ruby has launched the effort with a $20,000 donation to the Fund.
“Jason had two goals in life, one was to help his mom financially and the other was to be the 115 pound state wrestling champion, and he reached those goals. Now his goal is to walk,” said owner Jeff Ruby. “He may not be going to work for us again, but we’re going to work for him, raising money to assist in his recovery.”
For more information or to make reservations at one of Jeff Ruby’s restaurants, visit www.jeffruby.com.