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Friend hosts fundraiser for Molly Malone's fire victims

'I think we all win,' says Nick Wehner
Posted: 9:03 PM, Jun 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 01:06:24Z

COVINGTON, Ky. - Two weeks after a devastating fire in Pleasant Ridge,  a fundraiser in Northern Kentucky tried to give a little for two men who lost everything.

Nick Wehner, owner of Greenery 33, hosted an indoor plant sale at the Covington Molly Malone’s for his two friends, Justin and Yogi. They lost their home when their apartments above the Pleasant Ridge Molly Malone’s caught fire two weeks ago.

Wehner filled the restaurant and bar with indoor plants of all kinds Sunday and offered to give 33 percent of the profits from the sale to his two friends.

“When I heard the news, I knew this company was started for that reason - to give back,” Wehner said. “It was a phenomenal opportunity.”

Wehner said his friends were touched.

“They thanked me. It was a tearful moment,” he said.  “It’s just awesome for the community to come together so much in the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati area.”  

Wehner figured the large crowd of people at the fundraiser would benefit from it, too, knowing they bought a plant for a good cause.

“It’s a plant that you can remember,  ‘Hey, I bought that plant for this cause.’ I think we all win. Everybody wins in this business,’” he said.

Wehner said he was hoping to raise $600 to $700 from the plant sale. The event also featured a raffle and live music.