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Businesses lend helping hand to tsunami relief efforts
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PINELLAS COUNTY – Local business owners who’ve witnessed accounts of the widespread devastation caused by the deadly tsunami in South Asia have been moved to action.

The owners of Guppy’s on the Beach in Indian Rocks Beach, E&E Stakeout Grill in Belleair Bluffs, and The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill and Bar in Palm Harbor will donate 10 percent of the restaurants’ sales from Sunday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Jan. 20, to the tsunami relief effort.

“We got together and decided we should do this, after hearing President Bush,” said Eugene Fuhrmann, principal owner of the three restaurants. “We like to give something back.”

Fuhrmann, along with his restaurant partners Edwin Scheuringer, Scott Bebell and Doug Bebell believe that participating in the global disaster relief effort is something every business owner should be willing to do. He estimates their five-day fund-raising effort at the three restaurants could result in as much as $20,000 being divided between two or three of the mainstream charitable organizations. E&E Stakeout Grill and Guppy’s on the Beach are open for both lunch and dinner, while The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill & Bar is open for dinner only.

The Publix Supermarkets chain has established a tsunami relief fund. Customers may contribute at Publix stores when they check out, by adding the amount they would like to donate on to their grocery total. Signs are posted at each register explaining how it works.

“Basically they can give a penny up to whatever amount they would like to donate,” said Don Touchett at the Publix store in the Indian Rocks Shopping Center. “Just tell the cashier.”

Sharmaines Salon and Day Spa in Clearwater Beach has set aside Monday, Jan. 31, as “Services for Tsunami Day.” All of the proceeds from haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and treatments will go to UNICEF and Cherish the Children Foundation. Sharmaine’s Salon and Day Spa is at 483 Mandalay Ave. No. 206. Call 447-2025 or visit
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