Aug 27, 2013 11:27 PM by Erin Steuber
Acadiana businesses are stepping up to help a family bring home their daughter. UL student Danielle Wright and six others have been lost at sea off the coast of Australia for 80 days. The family was afraid they would have to call off the search because of a lack of funding. But now, thanks to the continued support of Acadiana, the search will continue.
At both Deano's locations people from across Acadiana came to support a family, some have never met.
"That's what's good about the community, you see people come out even when it's someone you might not know that well," said Brad Pearson of Eunice. "It makes me proud to be from here."
Fifteen-percent of all sales from Tuesday night will be donated to the Wright family to continue their privately funded search to find the Nina and Her crew.
"We are thinking about them everyday and hopefully we have a positive outcome for her returning home," said Jaclyn Foret with Deano's.
Once again, Acadiana has come to the rescue of a family in need.
"It's pretty amazing that so many people would come out immediately. Hear the call and just come," said Robin Wright, Danielle's mother.
But the donations don't stop there. Wednesday night Raising Cane's will be donating 15 percent of their sales from all Acadiana locations. All you have to do is mention the Nina and Her crew.
"This is the community where we live. I mean we grew up here. I literally live two miles from the restaurant, so this is very important for us to give back in the community," said Galen Istre with Raising Cane's.
"You know there's a lot of moms and dads out there and they're putting themselves in our shoes," said Wright. "They know if they were in that situation we'd be supporting them."
Also coming up on September 7th there will be a concert benefiting the search efforts:
Benefit Concert and Family Fun Day
Septemeber 7th, 10 A.M.
$10 Adults, $5 Children
Bands, Auctions, Food, Drinks