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Community raises $15,000 for Stefano's Brooklyn Pizza staff members

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, December 23 2021 Dec 23, 2021 December 23, 2021 7:21 PM December 23, 2021 in News - Local

A fire may have destroyed their building, but Stefano's Brooklyn Pizza in Harlingen still held their traditional Christmas party at their parking lot.

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The community donated several items to staff members, including $15,000 that Cameron County  Commissioner Gus Ruiz said the community was able to raise within a 12-hour time span.

Stefano's Brooklyn Pizza owner Steve Eddik said he is grateful for the community's support.

"That's a place we don't come to work,” Eddik said of his restaurant. “We come to have a good time, to meet people, enjoy every customer. We met so many people, we have a lot of stories, a lot of histories here."

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Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Gus Ruiz is a Harlingen city commissioner. He's the Cameron County commissioner for Precinct 4. 

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