Your Pie starts fundraiser to help relief efforts in Kentucky following the natural disaster

Published 10:00 am Friday, December 31, 2021

Your Pie LaGrange is hosting a fundraising drive at their downtown location on 124 Bull St. The fundraiser will last six weeks and will go towards providing aid for western Kentucky. This location has hosted fundraisers in the past for different organizations and causes.

Bob Rosato, owner and managing partner of Your Pie LaGrange, said he plans to write the check for this fundraiser to the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.

“We started a six-week fundraising drive to not only donate part of our proceeds but also to hopefully get folks to donate cash,” Rosato said. “Then, we’re going to write a check at the end to the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. [It] is run by the state, I believe.”

Rosato said his store did a similar fundraiser when Houston, Texas was hit by a natural disaster.

“We’ve done this kind of stuff before when Houston had one. Gosh, I want to say about three or four years ago,” he said. “We sent the money to [an individual in] Houston, Texas at the time. He had a thing that he was doing and we sent the money to that group.”

Jarrod Chamblee, assistant general manager of the store, said he helped with relief efforts in Florida. Their store made pizzas for those in need.

“We went down there was a mobile oven and cooked pizzas for the people down there.  Seeing how much joy it brought them, it means a whole lot to us making people happy,” Chamblee said.

“We know that we’re going through a lot right now and we’ll do anything we can to make things easier for them.”

Chamblee said his motivation is personal, but shared with many in the store.

“I know how difficult it is for people out there,” said. “We’ve always put helping our community [at the] top of our priorities.” Chamblee said.

Rosato said he did not think twice about helping those in need. He said his store aims to help communities where they can.

“This was kind of a no-brainer,” Rosato said. “It’s kind of in our DNA to try and do things for communities and not only our own community.”