Help Support Portallis Recovery

$23,615 of $100k goal

Raised by 252 people in 7 months
Matt Hook
on behalf of Evan Brown
 ELLICOTT CITY, MD
On July 30th, historic Ellicott City was devastated by historic flash flooding.  This storm claimed two lives and countless businesses on Main Street.  Among the businesses destroyed was Portallis which is owned and operated by our good friends Evan Brown, Alan & Lee Biars, Keith Holsey and Jame Ingles.

For those of you that don’t know them, their character is most easily exemplified by the fact that their first concern after digesting the reality of the situation was the financial well-being of their employees that have faithfully served the restaurant since its opening in 2006.  This at face value is telling enough, but layer on the fact that losses incurred to replace items destroyed in the restaurant are not covered by insurance, and you get a peek into the type of men they are.  

Due to their humble nature, they would NEVER ask for help. For that reason, we have organized this Go Fund Me page to help them provide for the employees that will be displaced from work indefinitely. 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards supporting the line cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, chefs and servers that have contributed to the family atmosphere that countless patrons have experience over the years.  To the extent that we raise enough to support the displaced employees, we will donate the remaining proceeds to help absorb the significant property losses that Portalli's has incurred. 

No donation is too small!  These Go Fund Me pages are powered by word of mouth and small donations quickly accumulate to amounts that are truly impactful.

It’s situations like these that highlight the strength of our community and what is possible when we work together for a common cause. Let’s seize this opportunity to show the Portallis family that they have our loyal support during the challenging road ahead!



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$23,615 of $100k goal

Raised by 252 people in 7 months
Created August 2, 2016
Matt Hook  
on behalf of Evan Brown
DB
$10
Dennis Burgos
11 days ago
DP
$5
Daniel Plante
1 month ago
JC
$100
Jackie & Andy50p5 Clark
1 month ago

Evan, we think of you often. We had our own tragedy July 30 or else we would have supported you sooner in many ways. God bless and good luck. You will survive. We survived the flood of 1972 in lower downtown.

PW
$100
Paige Watson
3 months ago

Looking forward to your reopening!

LP
$20
Linda & Jeff Pieplow
4 months ago

Missing the many evenings we spent sitting at the table by the window in the bar. Looking forward to your return.

RL
$400
Ryan Lange
4 months ago

Donated by La Palapa via fundraiser

DR
$340
Dawn Ruby
5 months ago

This donation is the proceeds and commission from a Thirty-One fundraiser headed by Anna Queller.

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
$200
Anonymous
6 months ago
FH
$200
Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital
6 months ago

This is a match from Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital. The wonderful people of Catonsville donated over $1000 for our match contribution!!!!

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