There are two new GoFundMe accounts setup for businesses affected by the recent gas explosion in Columbia (Mango Grove and Riverside Coffee):

Mango Grove:

On August 25th early Sunday morning a freak accidental gas explosion caused massive damages at the Lakeside Retail Building where Mango Grove is located. Fortunately no one was hurt or injured physically.

This incident has caused massive destruction to the building rendering it unusable till the structure can be rebuilt.


Our employees are dependent on their jobs at Mango Grove to be gainfully employed and support their families. My hard working staff have been greatly impacted by this unfortunate incident and temporary closure.

We seek assistance and help to raise funds for the employees of Mango Grove as they struggle to find out, how to re-establish the lives and daily livelihood .

The entire funds raised by the kind help from our friends and community members will be distributed to the employees of Mango Grove.

We thank you for your support.

Here is the link: CLICK HERE

Riverside Coffee:

During the early AMs of Sunday August 25th, we woke up to a phone call about an immense explosion due to a gas leak that impacted several businesses within the Lakeside Office building. Fortunately thanks be to God that no one was injured or harmed during the incident.

However, our family owned business Riverside Coffee took a pretty big hit from the explosion. Our store from the looks of it has totally collapsed way beyond the point of repair.

For the past five years our staff members and our family have worked really hard to build up our business and  relationships with our amazing customers and community. Mentally, and financially this was a huge blow after all the work our staff and family put in to Riverside Coffee. We are trying to assess how to move on forward from here on out whether to relocate and reopen elsewhere. This is our only business and means of financial support for our staff and family. We are asking for help from our community, neighbors, friends, and family to help us try to get back on our feet again while we figure out how to stabilize again.

Thank you so much for your support and words of encouragement!

Here is the link: CLICK HERE

And do not forget there is a GoFundMe account for Pub Dog:

GoFundMe Page For Pub Dog Staff Support Fund

Scott E