By Trevor Sochocki, Anna Muckenfuss
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Michigan (WNEM) – A local pub donates half of its profits to a fund for families affected by the deadly Oxford school shooting.
The owner, who has six children himself, said he couldn’t help but think of his family when he heard about them.
“It’s so painful to come home and be at work and find out that there is a shooting and a child is involved. I can’t imagine that ever happening, you know what I mean? It’s just – it’s tough, ”said Stuart Perry, owner of pub 411.“ A ninth, eleventh grader, I think my other son is a seventh grader so I have them in school. You know, we go and trust, I guess.
Perry said that if something like the shooting happens to him, he hopes someone will help him.
“I just can’t imagine what they’re going through. That’s why we do it, ”Perry said.
The Goodrich pub had special Oxford Strong shirts printed by a local Davison company. The shooting is hitting near our homes statewide.
Perry’s personal goal is to donate at least $ 5,000.
“It’s too close to home, and even if it wasn’t that area, if it was Tennessee, Kentucky, or some other state, just imagine these parents, I – my heart is with them. You know, it’s fair, it’s hard for them. And I’m sorry for what happened, ”Perry said.
Perry doesn’t do it for his bar. He cries as he thinks about what Oxford is going through.
“To give back. To give them something. That there are people out there who – I don’t know how to put it. It’s here – that’s why we do it,” Perry said.
He, and many other parents, are hugging their children a little more this week.
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