Emergency Help For Our Employees Due to COVID 19

Due to the COVID 19 virus and the mandatory shutting down of all 6 of our restaurants, we've been forced to lay off all of our employees. We are extremely worried about our lower wage employees (our cooks, dishwashers, bus people, runners, porters, etc.)  and their ability to ride out this virus. These are people that show up each and every day, and work hard with a smile on their faces. These are the most vulnerable among us and many of them have families to care for. We want to do what we can to make sure they have food to feed their kids, when there are limited other resources for them to take advantage of at this time.

If you've ever come to any of The Mermaid Inn locations, Sirenetta or JG Melon on MacDougal St., please consider chipping in any amount you may be able to afford. We would be forever grateful and we know our employees would be as well.

Please pass this on to anyone you think may be willing to help. We're all in this together.

Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith
  • Charlene Mason Gallego 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Liz Conboy 
    • $200 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $38 
    • 15 mos
  • Carolyn Murray 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
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Daniel Abrams 
New York, NY
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