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Florida bar pull nearly $14,000 in dollar bills off their walls to donate to Hurricane Dorian relief


After Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, one Florida bar decided to tear down its wallpaper. The wallpaper happened to be thousands of $1 bills.

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar spent nearly a month carefully removing nearly $14,000 in paper money that had been stapled to its walls and ceiling over the years, according to a report on WFTS, a TV station serving the Tampa Bay area.

“Once we started pulling them we realized that there were layers upon layers upon layers of dollar bills,” Kristin Hale, Siesta Key Oyster Bar general manager, told WFTS.

Hale told WFTS that when they took the money to the bank, it had to be counted at a vault off site because the branch didn’t have the ability to count that much.

Fans of the bar on Facebook took to commenting on the photos to approve of the efforts.

Carole Erno left the comment, “Great idea! My dollar from Jersey is on there to donate!! Thanks SKOB!!”

Lisa Kunkel left the comment, “Good bye to our dollars for a great cause!”

Thomas Reichert left the comment, “Guess it’s time to get back there and staple up more money.”

The bar also was involved in a fundraiser last Sunday with Daiquiri Deck bar & grill, Gilligans Island Bar Siesta Key, The Florida Flavor clothing shop and 3.14 Pi Craft Beer & Spirits pizza place.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar made blue-and-yellow Jell-O shots representative of the Bahamian flag.

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