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Stronger together - Red Angus Steakhouse

Red Angus and the Panait family are an integral part of our community
Thank you Red Angus and Dragos Panait
Thank you Red Angus and Dragos Panait

SUPPORTING THE FRONT LINE

RED ANGUS STEAKHOUSE


On March 26, 2020 Red Angus Steakhouse (https://redangus.ro), owned and run by our AISB Alumni, Dragos Panait (Class 2005), launched “Together, against COVID-19”, an initiative meant to help support the healthcare professionals that were on the frontlines diagnosing and treating patients infected with the coronavirus.

The project started initially only utilizing the resources of Red Angus, who decided to donate about 600 meals over a period of time. Each meal consisted of a soup and a main course. They very quickly realized that this number would cover staff meals for only 2 days for the “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” National Institute of Infectious Diseases, as well as the “Dr.  Victor Babes” Clinical Hospital.

The Red Angus decided to launch a larger campaign and look for any entity, person and company who would be willing to get onboard and donate the funds for any number of meals, that were calculated to cost 17 Lei each. At first, they contacted just a few businesses and invited them to cover the daily meal costs for healthcare professionals, but the initiative spread and was received so well by the wider community, that they were approached by partners, loyal guests and, even people who didn’t know the establishment and asked what they could do to donate and support. Businesses and individuals joined in and started funding from just a single meal to hundreds of meals. It was so heartwarming and satisfying to see how the community was pulling together. “It was really amazing to be a part of that.” - Dragos Panait

The project became so popular that some of theThe Angus Steakhouse partners contacted the restaurant, offering their support and even developed further solutions for the initiative. The AISB alumni and parent Michael Kaiser got involved with his food supply company DELIRO (https://deliro.ro), donating about 140 kilograms of meat products and finger food to be included in the menus. Red Angus then partnered up with the entrepreneurs who own and operate Expressoft and LOKOFOOD - the food delivery website. They created a special page where users could securely pay for the meals while also covering all the costs associated with the transfer and banking fees, so the full amounts would be received.

With consistent efforts and daily discussions, we managed to bring in over 25 corporate partners and over 50 private donors, adding the Colentina Clinical Hospital to our list of healthcare units. We are very thankful to the AISB community for the support, for being an important part of our campaign. The campaign continued: “Together, against COVID-19”, (statistics as of June 1, 2020)

 

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