A beacon of light in the West End

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They did not have flood insurance, and they are still waiting to hear back about the Small Business Administration loans they applied for, so they money that Project Pay it Forward raised for them is a huge boost, said Casey.

“The support from the community was tremendous, and the folks at Shine’s definitely deserve that kind of love after all they’ve done for the community,” said Billy Kupferman, co-founder of Project Pay it Forward.

Casey said they will use the money to get the beer taps going so that the West End can finally have their bar back. And so that she can finally stop drinking Amstel from cans.

For their first post-storm celebration, Shine’s will be hosting the first annual Shine’s Prom on April 27. Project Pay it Forward’s next fundraiser will be this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Point Lookout Ale House, and will benefit the Long Island Toy Lending Center.

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