Florida oyster bar pulls $14,000 off their walls, donates to Hurricane Dorian relief

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SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- A Florida business is donating thousands of dollars to the Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief, and they didn't have to go far to collect donations, WFTS reports.

For years, customers have been leaving dollar bills on the walls of the Siesta Key Oyster Bar.

The tradition includes leaving a note on the bill.

But once the staff saw the damage left in the nearby Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, they decided to take down the money and use it for good.

"People were excited," said Kristin Hale, Siesta Key Oyster Bar general manager. "People were like 'oh my gosh. If I've hung up a dollar bill in the last 3-5 years, it's on its way to the Bahamas.' It's really cool."

It took the staff a month to get the bills off the walls.

And, in the end, they had nearly $14,000 to donate.

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