Monday, November 18, 2013
You can buy a CBGB T-shirt to help the family of the Stromboli Pizza worker killed cycling home
Cesar, a long time employee of Stromboli Pizza on First Avenue and St. Mark's Place, died from injuries he suffered bicycling home from work on Oct. 21. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Tim Hayes, who owns the CBGB brand and is the founder of the CBGB Festival, was recently in Stromboli and heard the news of Cesar's death. Hayes returned later with several hundred CBGB shirts that he donated to Stromboli.
The pizzeria is now selling the T-shirts for $10. All proceed's go to Cesar's family to help with any expenses.
"I also have 3 small kids of my own. I feel so badly for his family. I hope that it helps," Hayes told us. He said that he'd bring back more T-shirts, if necessary, to raise more funds.
Previously, a resident who has lived near Stromboli since 1985 set up a crowd-funding campaign. With less than two weeks left in the campaign, $2,405 has been raised. Find the GiveForward link here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Updated: Stromboli Pizza worker killed cycling home from work