Amour Wine Bistro giving back to firefighters who saved restaurant

The Richmond Fire Department saved the restaurant from major damage in 2014; now owner Paul Heitz is looking to give back.

The quick work of the Richmond Fire Department saved Amour Wine Bistro from major damage after a fire started in the restaurant’s kitchen last year. Now, the Carytown restaurant is looking to give back.

On February 24th and 25th, owner Paul Heitz is organizing a special dinner, ‘Merci les Pompiers,’ or ‘Thank You Firefighters’ in English.

Both evenings, 15% of the night’s sales will be donated to the Richmond Fire Department’s ‘Beat the Heat’ scholarship fund.

The Fund provides scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school who are dependents of any current sworn Richmond firefighter or firefighter who has died in the line of duty.

“…Amour Wine Bistro will invite some of the firefighters for dinner who came the night of the fire, as well as Chief Robert Baumgardner,” said Heitz. “Please come meet these amazing people and share a meal with them.”

“We all need to thank the Richmond Firefighters for the excellent job they do to protect us,” he continued.

Donations will be accepted and given in addition to the 15% proceeds share.

Photo: John Murden (via WTVR)

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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