Fireside Pies Holds Fundraising Event for ATO

In the aftermath of the July 7 tragedy that occurred in Dallas, the city stood united in wanting to support Dallas law enforcement officers. The community reached out to help in any way they could and, for many restaurants, that meant offering free meals to police officers or holding fundraising events. Fireside Pies, one of the portfolio companies of the Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, wanted to help ease the tension around the city and assist with the healing process. They held a fundraising event on July 14 and donated all proceeds to the Assist the Officer foundation, which provides immediate assistance to police officers and their families in times of need. “We have a sense of duty to show support for our police officers,” said Kurtis Schart, Director of Operations for Fireside Pies. “We were honored to be able to give back to the police officers that protect and serve us daily. There’s only so much any one person can do to show our sincere gratitude so we wanted to bring the community together by openings our doors and asking people to join us in supporting and celebrating the Dallas police department.” The fundraiser saw a generous outpouring of support from the community. In the four locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Fireside Pies saw hundreds of people come to support the cause.  The restaurant was honored with the response and the opportunity to present a check from the proceeds to the Assist the Officer foundation. If you were unable to come to the Fireside Pies fundraising event but are interested in donating to the Assist the Officer foundation, donations can be made at ATODallas.org.