Valley bar hosts United for Pulse fundraiser

A valley bar owner is planning a fundraiser for the victims of the Orlando night club shooting. His goal is to raise $100,000. Last month 49 people were killed, 53 hurt when a gunman opened fire inside the bar called Pulse.
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A valley bar owner is planning a fundraiser for the victims of the Orlando night club shooting.
His goal is to raise $100,000. Last month 49 people were killed, 53 hurt when a gunman opened fire inside the bar called Pulse.
 
When Stacy Louis first heard that a shooter had taken the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, emotionally he fell apart.
 
"I woke up the next morning as I am right now, I lost it. It was really tough," said Stacy Louis.
 
A horrific event that hit close to home for the owner of Stacy's at Melrose.
 
"It happened in a gay bar, I own a gay bar, and I'm very proud of what I do," said Louis.
 
Now more than a month later, Stacy wants to keep the memory of the victims and survivors alive by having a 10-hour live-stream fundraiser event at his bar. He doesn't want people to live in fear, but rather live free.
 
"Straight guys, straight girls, LGBT, people all go to these bars for a safe haven. That's extremely paramount in how I feel right now; I'm not changing a thing in how I run my operation," said Louis.
 
The event will feature two bartenders from Pulse, local speakers and performers as well as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. With unity in mind, Stacy hopes the community will come together and give what they can to a most important cause.
 
"My goal for this is $100,000, but with you let's make it a quarter-million," said Louis.
 
If you'd like to learn more about Saturday's event visit: http://www.stacysatmelrose.com/

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