Goodrich Pub plans to give half of Saturday profits to Oxford victims | News
A local pub is donating half of its profits to a fund for families affected by the deadly Oxford school shooting.
The owner, who has six children, said he couldn’t help but think of his family when he heard about it.
“It was terrible coming home from work and finding out there was a shooting and a kid was involved. I can’t imagine that happening, you know what I mean? I just – it’s tough,” said Stuart Perry, owner of pub 411. “One is in ninth grade, one in eleventh grade, I think my other son is a seventh grader so I keep them in school. You know, we send and trust, I guess.”
Perry said if something like the shooting happened to him, he hoped someone would help.
“I can’t imagine what they’re going through. So that’s why we’re doing it,” Perry said.
The Goodrich Pub has special Oxford Strong shirts printed by a local Davison company. The shooting happened near homes across the state.
Perry has a personal goal of donating at least $5000.
“It’s so close to home, and even if it’s not this area, if it’s Tennessee, Kentucky, or another state, imagine those parents, I just–my heart goes to them. You know, just, Perry said.
Perry doesn’t do it for his bar. Tears welled up in his eyes when he thought about what Oxford was going through.
“To give back. To give them something. There are people out there – I don’t know how. It’s here – that’s why we’re doing it,” Perry said.
He, and many other parents, are holding their baby a little closer this week.