Big Brothers Raising Money for a Big Cause

This past Thursday night, hundreds of supporters came down to The Windjammer Surf Bar in Misquamicut, RI to raise money for the “Friends of the Westerly Animal Shelter“, a charity that raises funds to help local animals that are in need of support, and may not be eligible for adoption.

Every Thursday night for the past month, bartenders, as well as “celebrity bartenders” at The Windjammer have been donating their tips to the charity, as part of the “Pints for Paws” program.

Local members of the community have been stepping behind the bar to try their hand at whipping up some cocktails for the generous people that venture out to support the cause.

This Thursday, however, The Windjammer had two extra special guests from CBS’s reality show, Big Brother. Michelle Costa from season 10, and Derrick Levasseur, winner of last season’s contest, donated their time to help raise funds for charity.

“Anything with animals, I can not say no to”, said Levasseur, who along with Costa is a RI native.

Derrick Levasseur, current Big Brother champion, learns how to bartend to raise money for the "Friends of the Westerly Animal Shelter" at The Windjammer Surf Bar in Westerly, RI.

Derrick Levasseur, current Big Brother champion, learns how to bartend to raise money for the “Friends of the Westerly Animal Shelter” at The Windjammer Surf Bar in Westerly, RI.

Levasseur uses his fame as a platform to advocate for animals, and raise awareness for any charity or organization that supports animal protection.

Over the course of the past month, The Windjammer’s “Pints for Paws” night has raised over $2,ooo for the “Friends of the Westerly Animal Shelter”, and hopes to be able to raise even more money next season.

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To donate to the cause, or to purchase a raffle ticket for their annual raffle, which offers cash prizes, check out their Facebook page.