Cuckoo's Assistance Fund

Recently Cuckoo's has had to face unimaginable challenges with more uncertain times ahead during this national health crisis. During this time of uncertainty, many of our guests, friends and neighbors have asked what they can do to help financially support us as we had to make the difficult decision to lay off 44 employees due to the pandemic that has drastically impacted our industry. We are beyond appreciative and blown away by this outpouring of love and support. The really tough part is that we currently have no idea how long this is going to last; we're currently fully expecting to be closed through all of April, and it could be longer than that. 

 I've set up  this fund up for those that would like to donate to help Cuckoo's financially until other funding becomes available.   The funds will be used to pay bills and assist employee's needs for Cuckoo's Chicken House, the Animas City Theatre, and The Roost while we are closed due to COVID-19. 

 Your continued support during this difficult time means more to us than you will ever know.

We will get through this together and we look forward to welcoming you back in our restaurants and venue soon.

With gratitude and appreciation,
The Reddings

Cuckoo's Chicken House open for business 21 years ago today, April 1, 1999. With a name like Cuckoo’s we felt April Fool’s Day fitting! The paint wasn’t even dry in the logo sign we hung above the bar when we opened we cut it so close! Hailey Redding was only a month old, the whole thing is a blur to me.
I am so grateful for all this business has given to me over the years—the amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of working with and continue to work with that have become like family, the wonderful customers and vendors who have supported us all these years.
Hopeful we will survive this difficult time and continue to serve Durango for another 21 years, to continue to make more wonderful relationships!
Thank you! ❤️ MICHELE


    • $500 
    • 1 mo
  • Jan Turner 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Intuit Team 
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • michael kunz 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Charles Grannis 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
See all


Michele Redding 
Durango, CO
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more