Q shack matt dees dan fergusonThe Original Q Shack owner Dan Ferguson with Durham Magazine editor Matt Dees
Dan donated 100% of yesterday's profits to the Durham branch of the national organization. About 800 people turned up to eat and donate, generating $9,528.72. Dan wrote a check to make it an even $10K.
I picked up dinner there for the fam and, in addition to feeling good about supporting a worthwhile organization, it was a nice reminder of just how amazing The Q Shack really is. It'd been a while. I mean, that brisket. Holy Pete.
I also had the chance to chat with Irene Dwinnell and David Smith, both of whom work with NAMI here in Durham. They offer seminars to instruct everyone from policeman and firefighters to teachers to ordinary citizens about what mental illness is and isn't and how they can be supportive of those suffering. Learn more about them by clicking HERE.