Help Viva! Pay Employees & Keep the Doors Open

Hi Friends-

Your Viva family hopes you and loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this time of constant change and uncertainty. 

As many of your know, we shut our doors last Sunday, March 15th, in an effort to stop in the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  

Our hope is that we will reopen this coming Tuesday, March 24th, for take out, curbside and delivery.  Still, even this plan is uncertain as things are changing daily.  

Our primary goal is to keep our staff and our beloved Viva fans healthy.  That being said, we miss you all.  We want to be cooking for you.  This leads us to our ‘Go Fund Me’ request.  

We are self owned, self operated and self funded.  It has been Viva’s goal to support the community as often as we have been able since we opened in April of 2011.  We ask now for your support.  It is our hope that we will be able to continue paying our employees while they are out of work and/or not working their normal hours.  We want to keep Viva afloat and open the doors as soon as we are able.  That is where your donations will go. There’s only so long that we can support that before we tapped out.  

We are grateful for your support today as we have been every day for the last 9 years.  

With love and gratitude, 
Gaby & Jesse Lindsey

Donations ()

  • Cyndy Piha 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Pascal Cureton III 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Michelle Arington 
    • $40 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 4 d
  • J Meentemey 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
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Gaby Lindsey 
Athens, GA
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