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Navy Strength Is Hosting a Fundraiser to Reconnect Immigrant Families

Chefs from top restaurants want to show that “Seattle cares” on July 9

Navy Strength is hosting a fundraiser with several Seattle chefs in support of RAICES, an organization that reconnects immigrant families.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

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.


1449 East Pine Street, , WA 98122 (206) 294-5230 Visit Website

No Anchor

2505 2nd Avenue, , WA 98121 (206) 448-2610 Visit Website

Navy Strength

2505 2nd Avenue, , WA 98121 (206) 420-7043 Visit Website

Mean Sandwich

1510 Northwest Leary Way, , WA 98107 (206) 789-9999 Visit Website

Carlile Room

820 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 946-9720


622 5th Avenue South, , WA 98020 (425) 670-2222 Visit Website


5607 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 Visit Website


2226 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 206 441 1000

Vita Uva

1240 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144


2319 2nd Avenue, , WA 98121 (206) 329-2744 Visit Website


4521 California Avenue Southwest, , WA 98116 (206) 257-4767 Visit Website