Minot area businesses holding benefit events for Gudmunson

Minot, ND - Following the shooting attack in Las Vegas, Andrew Gudmunson of Minot endured several surgeries and has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

Gudmunson may be 14-hundred miles away in Vegas, but back home in Minot, he's got a lot of people cheering for him.

It's likely you've seen #GoodyStrong come up on your news feed lately.

The Minot community has been voicing their support for their very own, Andrew Gudmunson.

Friends started a crowdfunding page on YouCaring.com - raising more than 27-thousand dollars of the 100-thousand dollar goal in just about one week.

But there's other ways you can help.

Tuesday, the Starving Rooster will be donating 50 percent of the day's sales.
"I think it's the least we can do. You know, the city of Minot as a community has really come together and a lot of people are doing this," Starving Rooster COO Jeremy Mahany said.

"We just decided that Goody is a good regular of ours and a good friend of ours and we just wanted to show our support."

That same day Paradiso is swapping out their regular MSU Beaver Boosters fundraiser in exchange for a special Dine to Donate day.

Twenty percent of sales will go to Goody.

"It's a local kid," Ray Cook, general manager at Paradiso said.

"I mean, it could have happened to my kid or one of my employees children. I just think it's something as a local business, you just need to give back that way."

Thursday, Oct 12th if you print a flyer or show it on the mobile app, both Minot Qdoba locations will take 50 percent of sales and donate to Goody -- that's from four to eight.

"We've known Andrew since he was a young boy and he's grown up in this community and we're a part of this community and we just feel it's really a needed thing to do for him," Director of Operations at Qdoba, Mike Kelly said.

On Saturday at four PM, the Landing Bar is holding an auction where all proceeds will go to Gudmunson.

You can drop off items for auction starting on Thursday.

Shauna Downing from The Landing Bar & Bottle Shop said, "I want this room full, I want everybody to bid, take home items from the auction. Whether you need 'em or not - let's raise some funds and help him out with his bills and medical expenses so that his family and he don't have so many worries during his recooperation time."

Another fundraiser is all day Wednesday, October 11 at Applebee's, where 20 percent of sales will be donated to Goody.

There's a sixth fundraiser as well - it's Saturday the 14th from five to midnight.

LawDawgs in Ruthville will hold a mechanical bull riding benefit. It's five dollars per ride and all proceeds will go to Gudmunson.

There's been a lot of attention to these events on Facebook.

More than 700 people have collectively shown interest in all of these events.

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