M Wells Staff Relief Fund

Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know, on March 15, 2020, M Wells was forced to close its dining room for service as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, alongside every other restaurant in New York City. Due to the unpredictable nature of the outbreak, this closure remains indefinite.

While Hugue and Sarah and a very small handful of staff have kept the restaurant afloat with various delicious offerings for take-out and delivery, the sad reality is that most of our employees are out of work due to these recent events.


Because of the very nature of the hospitality industry, there is no way for our lovely staff to work from home during this time, which unfortunately creates financial insecurity and stress for anyone that relies on their positions in this industry to provide a paycheck.


While we look forward to reopening our doors to you all after this difficult period is over, we are asking for any help from the public in terms of financial relief for those on staff most directly impacted by these ongoing circumstances. We understand that many, many people have been affected, and will be affected, as the situation in our country evolves. However, if you are in a position to offer any financial relief to the wonderful people that prepare your food, make your drinks, wash your dishes, and contribute to the warm and loving atmosphere at M. Wells, we would be very grateful. 


With Our Deepest Thanks and Utmost Gratitude,

The M. Wells Team

(PS: For transparency's sake, this page is being run by Walker Chambliss, the bar manager at M. Wells, in close coordination with the owners of M. Wells, Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, in order to raise and disperse monetary funds to the staff during this period of closure. Again, thank you all!)

Donations ()

  • Jeff Pachman 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • George Ganat 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
  • Jonathan Alix 
    • $200 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 27 d
  • David Saffer 
    • $100 
    • 27 d
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Walker Chambliss 
Ridgewood, NY
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