Help Nostrana family with healthcare

The COVID-19 crisis changed our world overnight. As an independent restaurant operating on a thin margin, Nostrana & Enoteca Nostrana had no choice but to temporarily lay off our staff, including management. We decided to cease operations for the safety of our workers and our community. Soon after the state mandated all restaurants cease dine-in operations, 100% of our income. We acted with a moral imperative to protect lives and flatten the curve. Now we urgently seek resources to continue assisting our employees with healthcare. So we turn to you, the Nostrana community, for a donation today to help our workers.

We also have especially vulnerable staff who may not be eligible for UI benefits or other safety nets to break their fall. We're doing everything in our power to take care of our family, as best we can. 

All funds raised will go to directly support our workers and their healthcare and well-being. This is not a bailout for Nostrana, it's help for our people. 

We hope you can show what Nostrana has meant to you with a donation of financial support for our workers. Your gift of any size will help us keep our family safe through this crisis, with continued healthcare support.

We don't have the luxury of time to wait for a bailout that may never come. Our need is urgent, the end of the month nears and bills are due. 

Nostrana has been a Portland institution since Cathy and David started it nearly 15 years ago. We've held our values close to our hearts ever since. We do this because we love cooking together, supporting local producers, serving our community with great food, wine, company, and comfort. We have risen to the opportunity to raise money for disaster-relief efforts over the years, and help wherever we can. 

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Making profit would be nice, but we invest nearly all of our income back into the people and place we love so much. We have provided health plans, retirement account matching, paid sick leave, and good wages. All of which puts us in a vulnerable place right now. 

We dearly hope to get to a better position to support our crew and bring the Nostrana family back together when this crisis is over. Until then, please consider even a small donation to let our family know you care.

Thank you for your love and support through this crisis. We look forward to expressing our gratitude when Nostrana opens its doors again. 

With love and hope, 
Cathy, David, and the Nostrana family

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Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 2 mos
  • Britt Stoller 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anastasia Moro 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Peter & Denise Novak 
    • $35 
    • 3 mos
  • Josh Alsberg 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: NostranaCare (2)

Brian Murphy 
Organizer
Raised $1,055 from 12 donations
Portland, OR
Natalia Toral 
Team member
Raised $800 from 5 donations
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