In response to the ongoing crisis of immigrant family separation — and First Lady Melania Trump’s curious wardrobe selection — Belltown tiki bar Navy Strength is hosting a fundraiser party to support RAICES, (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) which is working to reconnect families.
The July 9 party, organized by Jeffrey Vance (No Anchor, Navy Strength), Cameron Hanin (Ma’ono and Supreme), and Herschell Taghap (Ilaw pop-up), has attracted a long list of Seattle names to provide food and drinks: Babirusa, Addo, Adana, Vita Uva Wine Shop, Musang Seattle, Lahi Seattle, Mean Sandwich, The Carlile Room, Hood Famous Bake Shop, Wow Wow Lemonade Kirkland, Archipelago, and Barkada. There will be music from DJSpecialDark and Osiris Navarro, and the party will use the hashtag #seattlecaresdoyou, a reference to the infamous garment the First Lady wore on her way to a McAllen, Texas children’s shelter.
“We are throwing a DIY party at Navy Strength to raise as much cash as we can to send to Texas and support the people doing this very important work,” Vance wrote in an email release.
The group is suggesting a donation of $15 to enter, and they’re adding a donation “tip line” on each check. All proceeds and donations will go directly to RAICES. The party will run from 7 to 11 p.m.