723 Whiskey Bravo owners Skip and Victoria Moore, along with their staff, announced that they have raised $44,869 in the past three years to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) Pierce Family Children’s Center in DeFuniak Springs.
They achieved this by collecting guest donations of $20 or more for the stuffed animal Riley therapy dogs. The Moores also sponsored a room at the DeFuniak Springs center. The Riley stuffed animal dog donations will continue at 723 Whiskey Bravo, located on Scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach.
The real Riley, a 12-year old Maltese dog, is a registered AKC Therapy Dog who is on the “staff” of ECCAC and about to retire from active service. He earned his American Kennel Club credentials by completing over 400 therapy visits with the kids at the center dealing with abusive situations. ECCAC has eight other therapy dogs at their center with an avid kids’ following.
“It has been our pleasure to help ECCAC and to have the endearing lookalike Riley stuffed animals on our tables at the restaurant,” the Moores said. “Our customers are engaged and have generously supported this concept. And, most importantly, this ongoing campaign helps the kids.”
ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton counties, and restore the lives and futures of these impacted children. Their child-friendly centers house a multidisciplinary team of child protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, ECCAC staff and volunteers. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has provided services at no cost to over 12,000 children in the past 18 years.
For further information, visit ECCAC.org. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.
– Kay Phelan
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