Bucks County couple support restaurants, essential workers in coronavirus-related fundraising campaign

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  Now that we’ve moved to the “yellow” phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening process, a Bucks County couple is trying to decide whether it's worth it to continue their successful coronavirus-related GoFundMe campaign.

Dani Tuller and Mike Mirande operate the Bucks County chapter of the Philadelphia-based Fuel the Fight, which raises money to donate to restaurants in return for meals that are then delivered to essential workers.

Tuller and Mirande have a soft spot for those on the front lines in hospitals and nursing homes.

"Just being able to provide a good pick-me-up to a lot of the people working because it's not gonna feed them in the long run but it's just gonna be like, hope you have a better day this time around,” Mirande said. 

They've been stunned by the response.

"We raised our goal from $5,000 to $10,000 and now we shot through $10,000 and it’s like, wow, we weren’t expecting that much community support,” Tuller said. 

They were going to wind things once the “yellow” phase arrived, but now, maybe not.

"As long as there's a need, we want to be part of serving that need. So it just remains to be seen once the county enters the 'yellow' zone where that need goes. So we’ll see,” Tuller added.