Doc Ford’s Doubles Down for CROW

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Marty Harrity, left, Alison Charney Hussey, Eric Hines, Katy Forret and Jeremy Ginsburg.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille recently donated their earned “CROW Bucks” from their participation in 2019’s Taste of the Islands back to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) to further CROW’s mission.

CROW Bucks, which are spent by patrons at the event, are typically split between the restaurant and CROW. Brenda and Marty Harrity, owners of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, have chosen to reinvest their share in CROW’s mission to save wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine.

“Doc’s has long supported CROW and we are proud to do so again this year,” said Marty Harrity.

CROW’s signature fundraiser, Taste of the Islands, is one of Sanibel’s longest running events with the 39th edition coming this November.

“We are honored to have such great community partners like the Harritys and the staff at Doc Ford’s,” said Alison Charney Hussey, executive director for CROW. “Their continued support makes Taste of the Islands a great event for everyone and helps ensure we can provide the best care for our wildlife patients.”

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CROW relies on funds raised through events, donations from the community, admission to its Visitor Education Center and foundational grants to treat thousands of animals admitted to its hospital each year.

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