Bowling Green restaurant owner collects donations for veterans
BOWLING GREEN - A small business owner in Bowling Green is using her influence to pay it forward to veterans.
Prudy Brott owns Sunset Bistro. She is collecting donations to give to veterans and their families as Christmas gifts. It's being done in honor of her late father, David Brott.
"Really great family man, a great business man, a funny friend to everyone he knew," Prudy Brott said.
He was a Vietnam veteran. She and her family host several events throughout the year to benefit veterans.
"Holidays aren't so fun for some families, and I realize that losing my dad on Dec. 17, so we try to bring a little more happiness to those who are in need."
They are collecting everything from boots, to food, clothes and toiletries.
"I think a lot of people want to give but they don't know who to give to, so we are kind of that spot that you can give here and we'll make sure families in need get it."
Customer Nathan Eberly is proud to support Prudy and her effort to give back.
"What she's done for the veterans and what she's given back, can't say thank you enough to her as a community member here and knowing the veterans that we do have in this community and even my own family so this is a wonderful wonderful thing," Eberly said.
Prudy is donating 20 percent of sales Dec. 15 to Veterans Matter, a group that helps house homeless veterans.