By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Feb 28, 2020 at 9:56 AM

Milwaukee was shaken to its core yesterday as media sources reported on the senseless mass shooting which took place on the Molson Coors campus. The news invoked anger, frustration and a sense of helplessness.

But that isn't all. It also prompted compassion, generosity and positive action from both individuals and area businesses, a number of which are honoring the memories of the Molson Coors victims and offering assistance to their families.

They are making it easy for all of us to rally around these families and show them our support.

So hug your friends and family. Show compassion to those who are grieving. Donate directly to a fund for the families here. And then head off to one of these places and show them exactly how much Milwaukee really cares.

McBob’s Pub & Grill
4919 W. North Ave., (414) 871-5050

McBob’s will donate $1 from each Molson Coors product sold through March 1 to the victims and their families. McBob’s has also pledged to give their St. Patrick’s Day breakfast donations to the cause.

Saz’s State House
5539 W. State St., (414) 453-2410

Saz's State House will honor the memories of those who passed away in the tragic shooting by donating every dollar (100 percent of the proceeds) from all Molson Coors products and Saz's Sampler Combo Platters sold at the bar and restaurant through Thursday, March 5 to the families of the victims.

Sip & Purr Cat Cafe
2021 E. Ivanhoe Pl., (414) 585-0707

It’s been proven that petting animals has an immediate calming effect which can lower both stress levels and heart rates, while releasing positive hormonal signals. If you are a Molson Coors employee, Sip & Purr Cat Cafe will offer free sessions through March 4. Employees who head to the cafe and show their work IDs are entitled to snuggles, gentle pets and head scratches in Sip & Purr’s certified therapy cat house.

Wisconsin Harley-Davidson
1280 Blue Ribbon Dr., Oconomowoc, (262) 569-8500

In an effort to raise money for the families impacted by the senseless tragedy, Wisconsin Harley-Davidson is donating $1 from every Miller Lite sold on St. Patrick’s Day to the victims and their families. Customers can also contribute to the cause at the store or online. [Click here to donate.]

Cleveland Pub, 14000 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin
Dugout 54, 5328 W. Bluemound Rd.
Kellys Bleachers II, 7805 S. Loomis Rd., Wind Lake
Kellys Bleachers III, Vernon Ln., Big Bend
Lucky Chuckys, 37238 Valley Rd., Oconomowoc
Natty Oaks, 11505 W National Ave, West Allis

Six family-owned pubs in Milwaukee and beyond will donate $0.50 for every tap of Miller Lite poured through March 1 to the families affected by the tragedy.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.