Maine Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for Woman Missing in Nepal


A restaurant that a Maine woman was a loyal customer of held a fundraiser for her after she was reported missing in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dawn Habash visited the Red Barn frequently, according to WCSH6, and when the Augusta woman was reported missing, the owner wanted to do something to help find her.

Sunday night, 50 percent of the restaurant's proceeds during 4 p.m. through 6 p.m. went to help with the costs of finding Habash, contributing more than $3,000 to the family's GoFundMe page.

WSCH6 reports that Habash's daughter left Sunday to travel to Nepal to search for her mother.

Habash's family says they haven't heard from her since the earthquake that killed more than 7,000 people. She was in Nepal for an eight-to-10 day hiking trip. 

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