Highlands' owners raise awareness and funds for an issue near to their heart

Gaby Garay

by Zina Abdelaziz

The owners of the Highlands, Moe and Berty Garay, lost their daughter Gabriela to a brain aneurysm last September. Out of the pain of that loss, they've decided to honor Gaby's memory through supporting a non-profit that was important to her. On June 2nd they are hold a fundraising event to benefit Mustard Seed, an organization that Gaby was dedicated to, and which is building a home for disabled adults in Moneague, Jamaica called Gaby's House. 

The goal of the fundraiser is to celebrate and honor their daughter Gaby, whose mission was to “serve the world’s impoverished,” as well as raise money in partnership with Mustard Seed to build the house in Jamaica that helps kids and adults who are sick, disabled, abandoned or homeless. 

Birthday photo of Gaby

The fundraiser is June 2nd from 5:30-9:30pm at the Intown Uptown Inn (4907 14th St NW). There will be a DJ and music, some of Gaby's favorite food prepared by Chef Moe, and lots of fellowship. 

Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased online, and the money goes to support the building of the non-profit's home in Jamaica.  

You can also donate directly to Mustard Seed if you can't make the event but still want to support the fundraiser.

So far, they have raised $47,248 to build the home. Every dollar they raise helps make this dream of Gaby's a reality. 

You can learn more at GabysHouse.com