On Friday night, Lilly O'Donnell and Haley Moss Dillon, who helped organize a Save Ray's fundraiser via PayPal, presented Ray with a check for $1,000, the total collected to date. I asked Lilly how Ray responded to the check. "He was a little taken aback, but very sweet and thankful, as always! He smiled more than he has in the last week or so."
On Saturday night, Black Ops Bob and the Slacktivists held a protest/fundraiser/street party in front of Ray's...
As Slum Goddess wrote:
People stood across from Ray's with signs and candles and chanted at people to buy stuff to help Ray. I wasn't sure if this would scare people away and hinder business, but business was really good for Ray and Ray was very happy about all the support and love shown.
For more photos from the evening:
Neither More Nor Less
East Village Corner -- Musings by Melanie
Then, Sunday by the Pee Phone on Seventh Street and Avenue A...
Other Ray's-related activities:
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A at Sixth Street, will be hosting a benefit show on Saturday, Feb. 6 for Ray's Candy Store. More details to follow. If you want to play or help out in any way, then please get in touch with Leah at:
There's a Save Ray's Twitter feed, which will have the latest updates...
And there's the Save Ray's Facebook page...